Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization

Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization


The Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) at University of Turbat was established in February 2016. The primary job of the universities is to promote the relevant and practical research culture in the vicinity of the university, second to make a link between the academic research with the practical world including industry, society and government, and third and highest ranked task is to bring innovation through research for a sustainable positive change in the holistic society. Unlike the other ORICs of the countries, the ORIC UoT got a challenging job first to set up a research culture in the vicinity of the university and then proceeding for the core activities of research, innovation and commercialization. For this purpose, throughout the 2016 the office was busy in building a research culture, the activities involved trainings, workshops, policy making and etc. Once the research culture was built then the university has started to link the academic and research activities with the industry and society. 


The mission of the Office for Research is to develop, expand, enhance and manage the university’s research programs and to link research activities directly to the educational, social and economic priorities of the university and its broader community. The office is also responsible for assuring that the quality of research reflects the highest international standards and advances the stature of the university among the world’s best research institutions. Moreover, the office aims to be the best research center of the region and build and sustain productive relationship and linkages with the governmental agencies, international academic and governmental agencies, private sectors, industries, elementary and secondary schools and colleges. Further, innovation and production of ideas, patents and innovation would remain as the core values of the office.

In pursuit of this mission the Office of Research has the responsibility of guaranteeing 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 office for Research seeks to enhance the environment for all research and scholarship by;

  • Supporting the university’s strategic research direction 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