ARISE Program

The Advancing Research and Innovation in Middle East Social Sciences (ARISE) program is designed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the fields of Cognitive Science and Public Health and Society, with a focus on the Middle Eastern context. This initiative aims to foster international awareness of cognitive and psychological research relevant to the region.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is to become a leading force in promoting cultural awareness and academic excellence in social science research focused on the Middle East. The mission is to empower undergraduate students with hands-on research experience, enhance their career prospects, and contribute to the body of knowledge in these crucial fields.

Program Objectives

  1. To establish a leading platform for cognitive and public health research focused on the Middle East, fostering global recognition and understanding.
  2. To provide undergraduates with a unique opportunity to work alongside experienced researchers, gaining invaluable insight into the research process.
  3. To encourage the integration of diverse, multicultural perspectives into our research, enriching the study of social sciences within the Middle Eastern context.
  4. To offer academic credit as a tangible acknowledgment of the skills and knowledge gained, enhancing students’ academic profiles and future career prospects.

Program Tracks

Cognitive Science Track

Delve into psychological and cognitive aspects affecting individuals and societies in the Middle East, exploring topics like perception, memory, decision-making, and societal influences on cognitive processes.

Public Health and Society Track

Focus on understanding and addressing public health challenges unique to the region, including health policy, epidemiology, and societal impacts on health and wellness.