Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)

Objectives

  • The ORICs will provide strategic and operational support to the University's research activities/program, and will have a central role in facilitating the University's research outcomes.
  • The objective of the establishment of the Offices of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) 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 ORIC 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.

Scope

In pursuit of this mission the ORIC 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.

In short, the ORIC seeks to enhance the environment for all research and scholarship 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

Additional Function of CUST ORIC

Additional functions of the office are listed as follows:

  • To provide counseling with the help of the concerned Dean of Faculty, to each faculty member so that he or she can get all the help needed to enhance his/her research career.
  • To manage campus-wide data of the publications of the University faculty.
  • To contribute to the University Website to enhance research groups visibility with details of all the members and their achievements. The collected publications data will also be linked to the website.