HEC aims to develop and sustain a dynamic and internationally competitive research sector in Pakistan that makes a major contribution to economic prosperity, national well-being and the expansion of knowledge. Promotion of Research is one of the core strategic aims of HEC. Through the initiatives launched by HEC the quality & research output emanating from the universities and institutions in country have shown tremendous improvements. In pursuit of this end HEC has started working to organize the research activities under one umbrella by establishing Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC).

In pursuance of the direction of HEC the university took the policy decision to establish this important office by issuing a notification No.Registrar/6328-68/2011 dated: 01-06-2011. The minimum criteria for the establishment of ORIC have been completed in April 2013 with the aim of linking university research directly with educational, social and economic priorities of MUST and its broader community. The office is running its activities on first floor of DBMS building, situated at main campus, Mirpur.

Mission / Objectives

The mission of ORIC is to develop, expand, chance and manage the university’s research programs and to link research activities directly to the educational, social and economic process of the university and its broader community. The office is also responsible for assuring that the quality of research reflect the highest international standards and advances the stature of the university, among the world’s best research institutions.
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.