Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)

From its humble beginnings in 1998 with barely a dozen faculty members and a couple of hundred students, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) is now among the top five large universities and the number one (1) Information Technology institute in the country! On the research forefront, CUI is number two (2)in the nation. CUI is dedicated to advancement of learning and extending the frontiers of knowledge. The Institute’s mission is threefold, i.e. Research and Discovery, Teaching and Learning, and Outreach and Public Service. Its mission supports and promotes knowledge creation in academically diverse disciplines and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people.


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Student Start-up Business Center


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Message from the Head

Over the years, countries have moved through many stages including booming economies, increase in trade, and strengthening of ties between countries. Nations move toward a more integrated and interconnected approach, thus creating an atmosphere which is viably more cooperative and mutually beneficial for the wellbeing of their economies. Now, the time has come when the scope of research has to be diversified and for the academia to look for ways to benefit the society. Developed Countries have been flourishing only because they have knowledge based economies which enable them to have a broader insight into the subject matter and the demand-driven market.

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

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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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