Research is the focal point of university education all over the world. Universities significantly contribute towards creation of new knowledge and discovery of new frontiers of creativity and innovation.
In order to develop NUST into a true Centre of excellence, it is imperative that apart from maintaining high standards in teaching, research is rigorously pursued and suitably rewarded. The research output of NUST is in line with national needs and contributes towards socio-economic growth of the country. The Directorate of Research established at NUST is acting as a focal point for providing guidance and support to the constituent institutions in all activities related to research. As such, the Directorate has a significant role to play towards achieving NUST vision. Therefore, the mission of this Directorate is to facilitate and co-ordinate research activities of NUST constituent institutions and to liaise with other national as well as international academics, research and industrial organizations to facilitate research at NUST. Directorate of Research is an integral part of Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC); eco-system, headed by Pro-Rector.
The Directorate of Research has been established with special focus on the following objectives:
a. To establish a culture so that research remains an integral component of academic activities at NUST.
b. To ensure that high quality research of direct relevance to Pakistan’s needs, pertaining to both civil and Defense
sectors is pursued in NUST constituent institutions.
c. To facilitate establishment of linkages between NUST constituent institutions and the industry both in Public and
d. To monitor and co-ordinate research activities within NUST constituent institutions as well as for
research jointly undertaken by NUST, Govt. Agencies and Private Sectors.
e. Proactively provide information about research funding opportunities to faculty and students.
f. To encourage and assist NUST researchers in obtaining research grants from the Public / Private Sector
and Foreign Agencies.
g. Facilitate timely completion of funded research and development projects.
h. Maintain efficient and productive communication channels with funding agencies.
i. Facilitate and support NUST researchers for publication and presentation of their research work through
participation in such activities and to direct research at NUST so as to cater for local industry requirements.