Being an institution of higher learning and seat of excellence in an international arena, SZABIST-Dubai campus management initiated variety of academic and research reforms including establishment of Research Centre in 2014. The centre assumes the responsibility of facilitating and accommodating students and faculty members in carrying on world class research activities. Initially, the centre started functioning with a sole objective of facilitating students in their final research and business projects, independent studies, final theses at graduate and undergraduate level. However, the role and scope of the centre has grown much bigger than where it started from.

Additional component of working paper series has been added in to the centre’s main functions. Working Paper Series at SZABIST Dubai has been initiated to create conducive environment for conceptualization of scientific knowledge. The scope of the working paper series goes beyond the campus research activities and welcomes the external researchers and scholars to send their extraordinary unpublished papers in the domains of economics, banking, management sciences, computer sciences and media studies.

Arrangement of workshops and training sessions is another component recently added into the functions and scope of the research centre. Structured sessions on report writing using MS word with referencing styles are introduced for students along with introductory sessions on use of statistical softwares SPSS/Eviews/Microfit are introduced for the students enrolled in various research activities at the campus.