Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)

ORIC was established in 2011 with the aim of linking university research directly with educational, social and economic priorities of CUI and its broader community. Its slogan is “Creating endless opportunities by transforming research into prosperity.”


ORIC Professional Development


Student Start-up Business Center


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Message from the HoD

COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) has always focused on providing quality higher education to society since its inception. CUI believes that countries can develop economically and flourish only by promoting active research culture and embarking upon a continual process of knowledge-building, for enhancing industrial and agricultural productivity. At CUI, research, discovery, and exploration of new avenues for public service are carried out with utmost dedication through a rational approach to teaching and learning.

Intellectual Property Policy

The Intellectual Property (IP) Policy is intended as a guide for the employees and students of COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI). The policy is instituted to secure and protect IP, which results from the research activities of faculty, staff and students.

Centers of Excellence

Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)


European Organization for Nuclear Research

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research.


Center for Research in Management Sciences

The Center for Research in Management Sciences (CRMS) is based within the Management Sciences Department at COMSATS University Islamabad.


Business Incubation Center

The Business Incubation Center at COMSATS University Islamabad aims at commercialization of CUI Research and Development.


Centre for Micro and Nano Devices

Center for Micro and Nano Devices for versatile applications is set up through a development grant by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.


Center for Advanced Studies in Telecommunication

The Centre for Advance Studies in Telecommunication (CAST) was established to enhance research and innovation which is the main critical success factor of the University.


Centre for Climate Research and Development

Launching of Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD) at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Islamabad.


Biomass Conversion Research Center

The strategic area will have the following activities for research: feedstock development, conversion processes, system integration, and public policy matters.


Interdisciplinary Research Center in Biomedical Materials

Dr. Ihtesham-U-Rehman, conceived the idea of establishing the first ever Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM)

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