COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) since its inception has always focused on providing quality higher education in society. CUI believes that countries can flourish through an active research culture and a continual process of knowledge building for productivity. At CUI research, discovery and exploration of new venues for the pubic service is done through a rational approach of teaching and learning.

ORIC was established at CUI in 2011 with role to uplift academicians and students, facilitator to define strategy and processes with the collaboration of all stake holders. ORICs mission is to ensure quality research in academia and bring these efforts into commercial market in a tangible and meaningful output.

ORIC at CUI bridges the academia with industry, government and multinational agencies. During this short span of time ORIC has worked on facilitating its faculty and students in doing high impact factor quality research, protecting their intellectual property rights. ORIC also rewards these efforts through Research Productivity Awards and assisting them to acquire travel and research grants from various funding agencies. ORIC Professional Development (PD) caters professionals with the skills and knowledge set required to enhance their capabilities and develop future leaders. ORIC views student start ups as key contributors to global economic and social development of a country; for which Student Startup Business Centre is in place at six campuses. The centers have been setup to inculcate the culture of innovation, research and commercialization through entrepreneurship among the youth and nourishing them to be a productive entity. The student ideas are fostered and ported to reality by providing platform of business incubation center.

We realize the challenges that had previously hindered universities to play an active role in the development of the societies. Keeping in view, at ORIC we are focused and committed in developing strategic and quality enhancement policies. With the aim to strengthen the CUI knowledge ecosystem, to meet the ever growing challenges of time. We are continuously working for the betterment of society by transforming the innovative ideas into reality through R&D.

So that our country can stand proudly among the developed nations.

Muhammad Raza Ahmad Khan