The Research and Development Institute was established in response to the University’s policy of strengthening its research works and the Institute serves as a focal point in the promotion, coordination and administration in the attainment of University’s research goals. The operations of the Institute for the past years have resulted in the remarkable progress of the University’s research. Currently, the Institute has entered into the second phase of the research development under the 2000-2014 Strategic and Development Plan, which focuses on capacity building of the research support system and generates all aspects of research resources. All efforts are meant to contribute to improving the quality of life of individuals as well as making the educational institution a place where society looks up to.
Philosophy, Determination, Goals and Objectives
The Research and Development Institute aims to improve research, creative work and innovation of the quality recognized by the society. The Institute serves to transform the University to become a research university, being able to utilize the knowledge gained from the research and to transfer of knowledge to the community. The Institute functions to promote and support research agencies both within and outside the university so that potential researchers are able to contribute to quality research. The Institute seeks research funding and resources, creating incentives for more research engagements and promote the dissemination of research results both the form of academic services and knowledge transfer. The role and function of the Research and Development Institute is shown in the following diagram.