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PIDE established Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) under the auspices of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The objective of the establishment (ORIC) is aligned with HEC to develop, improve and manage the University's research programs and to link research activities directly to the educational, social and economic priorities of the University and the broader community. The ORIC is also responsible for ensuring that the quality of research reflects the highest international standards and advance the stature of the university among the top research institutions in the world.

In pursuing this mission, the ORIC has a responsibility to ensure that all research programs and policies reflect the core values of academic freedom, professional integrity and ethical conduct and full compliance with all policies, legal requirements and operational standards of the university.

The ORIC is to improve the environment for all research and Linkages by:

  •  Supporting the university’s strategic research directions and policies
  •  Increasing and diversifying external research funding
  •  Improving recruitment and retention of top faculty
  •  Improving integration of research and education at all levels of the university
  •  Improving translation of research into the public benefit
  •  Strengthening university-industry relationships
  •  Promoting entrepreneurship, technology-transfer and commercialization activities that energize and support the local and national economy
  •  Promoting and enhancing cross-cutting and multi-disciplinary research initiatives

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