On behalf of the scientific community at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), we are delighted to invite you and to welcome you to the Sixth International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG), to be held October 25-28, 2021 at the United Arab Emirates University in Al-Ain.
The ICEG has been held every two years since 2011 by UAEU in partnership with Al Ain City Municipality (AAM) and in collaboration with the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) as the scientific partner. The ICEG consecutive success was reflected by the increasing number of participants, and the increasing number of the high quality received and accepted papers.
The sixth ICEG will take place this year. A year that witnessed the Emirates Mars Mission "Hope” Probe that reached and started orbiting the red planet Mars.
In line with the national leadership’s ambitious vision of striving for continued excellence and leadership, the UAEU has made innovation a strategic priority and seeks to encourage creativity and innovation that can contribute to strengthening sustainable development and the development of a knowledge economy at local and international levels. Through promoting creativity and innovation the university has established a competitive spirit throughout the scientific research community.
As part of our objectives to make the ICEG a truly innovative forum, we have included as part of the conference’s associated activities the “Innovation Award for Geophysics”, which is an open competition and the first of its kind in the world. The top three classified candidates will receive financial awards. These awards will continue in the future as an integral part of the ICEG.
UAEU is the first and most comprehensive national university in the United Arab Emirates. Since its establishment in 1976, the University has expanded rapidly from four colleges to the current nine colleges across all major discipline areas, with a total enrolment of about 14,000 students. The University employs over 900 faculty members and instructors, and offers B.Sc. degrees, M.Sc., and Ph.D. programs as well as Continuing Education Programs for the community at large.
The University is now one of the leading educational institutions in the region with significant research and strong links to the government and the community. UAEU has an excellent reputation both in research and in teaching.
The vision of the UAEU is to become an internationally distinguished comprehensive research and teaching university. While adhering to UAE values, it will become a world-class center for applied research, national and international outreach, innovation, and outcome-based learning. It will ensure the quality of all programs and services through international accreditation and external quality assurance reviews.
We look forward to seeing you with us at the ICEG21.
Prof. Ghaleb Al Hadrami Al Breiki
Acting Vice Chancellor
United Arab Emirates University