Emirates Policy Center (EPC) ranked 11th in the Middle East and North Africa region and 1st in the United Arab Emirates in the annual global think tank index report released by the University of Pennsylvania. This year’s list included 90 think tanks in the Arab world, as well as, Turkey, Iran and Israel.

EPC President Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi expressed her delight at this achievement, pointing out that it represents an international recognition of the Center’s accomplishments and status even though it was established in 2013.  

The annual report of the University of Pennsylvania ranks think tanks based on their importance through a number of indices, especially intellectual and scientific production and impact on policies and public trends. The report also reflects the increasing importance of think tanks which try to bridge the gap between knowledge and public policy and shoulder a key role in planning and influencing public policies.

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