University of Science and Technology of Fujairah (USTF) places strong emphasis on research and scholarly activities of faculty, teaching assistants, and students. In fact, research is one of the main criteria for recruitment and promotion of faculty members. Goal 2 of USTF Strategic Plan 2018-2023 reflects the importance of research to USTF community. As a new proactive university, USTF aligns its research efforts with the UAE Vision 2021 in addressing global problems of national impacts. USTF has established the Office of Development Sustainability as a component of its organization structure to face global challenges such as increasing population and depletion of natural resources.