Who We Are?

Our Vision

The Arabic Digital Reform Institute (ADRI) is a social enterprise from New Zealand that aspires to revolutionize the current practices in creating knowledge in Arabic. In doing so, ADRI aims to address the social issue of the limited availability of Arabic scientific content online. As the majority of Arabic research is currently stored in hard copies rather than online, it considerably restricts the accessibility of such content to be read, utilized or cited by the wider communities. The dilemma in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is even more pronounced. Whilst academic content is often produced in Arabic, the poor technology infrastructure in these societies ensures that it is never published or shared with others for use or scrutiny. This, therefore, has an impact on education which then filters down to produce societal challenges.

Our Mission

Using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cloud technologies, ADRI is aiming to facilitate effective mechanisms of publishing, translating and accessing Arabic content worldwide. Our platform will allow global academics, researchers, business personnel, and media institutions, to access Arabic content at the touch of a button and share it with a few clicks.

ADRI also seeks to introduce guidelines for the academic handling of the Arabic scientific literature and to also facilitate a robust communication framework between both Arab universities and other academics globally.

Our Values

Impartiality

ADRI aims to build long-lasting bindings with the academic communities and therefore holds dearly its respect to honesty, trust, scholarship and integrity throughout its enterprise.

Arabic Language

The Arabic language is a treasure to be empowered for the good of the whole of humanity.

Academic Integrity

As an academic institute, ADRI endorses no political view, or ideology, or bias; and it abides itself only to the academic progress among the Arabic-speaking communities in the world.

Professionalism

Among ADRI’s aspirations, is to become a leader in defining and maintaining scholarly standards and procedures in Arabic academia. Hence, we are proud of our knowledge and commitment to these standards and will strive to advance them for the benefit of the Arabic communities.

Impartiality

ADRI aims to build long lasting bindings with the academic communities and therefore holds dearly its respect to honesty, trust, scholarship and integrity throughout its enterprise.

Arabic Language

Arabic language is a treasure to be empowered for the good of the whole humanity.

Academic Integrity

As an academic institute, ADRI endorses no political view, or ideology, or bias; and it abides itself only to the academic progress among the Arabic speaking communities in the world.

Professionalism

Among ADRIs aspirations, is to become a leader in defining and maintaining scholarly standards and procedures in the Arabic academia. Hence, we are proud of our knowledge and commitment of these standards and will strive to advance them for the benefits of the Arabic communities.

Our Impact

ADRI’s point of difference is that we are a social enterprise that possesses a sustainable business model for the service delivery of Arabic content digitisation.

Our business aims to create an inclusive academic network that gives particular attention to communities within the less developed countries of the region.

Improving the accessibility of Arabic academic content online will help Arabic Universities increase citations per paper and therefore improving their QS international rankings. This ranking plays a primary role in the universities financial status where the annual budget of each university is often enhanced per the QS ranking improvement; or diminished where the ranking deteriorates. Success can also be measured by the number of subscribers to our platform.

Market

ADRI's market comprises all the academic institutions across the Middle East and North Africa. We've surveyed this market and we were able to identify shy of 1000 institutions that will benefit highly from ADRI's content and technologies. The total number of students in these institutions amounts to nearly 9.5mn population. The primary language of the members of this academic community is Arabic, however, their studying material is primarily English and to some extent French. These organizations are currently challenged by the lack of Arabic academic literature and therefore, looking for a proper source of academic material in Arabic. ADRI developed the relevant technologies and processes where this issue is appropriately dealt with and the lack of research is diminished or eliminated effectively.

Our Partnership

ADRI thrives on a partnership philosophy where the work of few often prevails in quality and magnitude in comparison to a soloist effort. And therefore, ADRI has been fortunate of orchestrating a network of impactful partners to aggregate the support it required to achieve its ambitions. And by the same token, we invite all interest groups, international organizations, and academic communities to reach out at any time and share their feedback and recommendations with us. It’s our collective efforts that could paint a better tomorrow for us all.