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ORIC Intro

Introduction

The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) at Foundation University Islamabad has been established under the directives of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad in 2012.

Since then, ORIC is fully functional and providing end to end services for all matters pertaining to research & development, industry-academia linkages, intellectual property and legal services and business incubation. It also supports the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops and other related events.

ORIC Wings

Vision

The vision of office is to enable and lead Pakistan's transformation to a knowledge-based economy dependent upon innovation and entrepreneurship.

“Making Foundation University a powerhouse of high growth innovation”

Mission

  • To transform FUI into a research led institution by promoting and strengthening the research culture in all disciplines, bringing it at par with other national and international institutions of higher learning.
  • To contribute in developing research leadership through quality research, high impact innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship, for transforming the country into a knowledge-based economy.

Organogram

Objectives

  • Promote research culture in all departments of FUI.

  • Represent the FUI's interests in research and development.

  • Manage databases for research and development, which is essential to undertake important analyses.

  • Compile/ analyze databases for the purpose of ORIC as well as university ranking.

  • Disseminate information to the FUI campuses on research and development, and related funding opportunities.

  • Identify research opportunities for faculty members and students.

  • Facilitate faculty to apply for both internal and external research grants.

  • Provide legal, administrative and financial management support for research grants.

  • Process applications of faculty and students for travel grants from HEC and FUI.

  • Support commercialization, licensing etc. of the university research products.

  • Encourage publishing of the campus/faculty/departmental research journals.

  • Develop liaison with the funding agencies.

  • Identify new ways and opportunities of collaborations.

  • Encourage University-Industry linkages.

  • Arrange and organize Training and Development programs.

  • To provide assistance and guidance to the faculty members and PhD scholars in their research projects, ORIC is responsible to interact with the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad and other funding agencies.

Our Team

Dr. Shagufta Akhtar

Dr. Shagufta Akhtar

Director ORIC
shaguftaakhtar@fui.edu.pk

Mr. Abdul Moeed Qureshi

Mr. Abdul Moeed Qureshi

Manager UIL&TT
abdul.moeed@fui.edu.pk

Mr. Muhammad Asif Javed

Mr. Muhammad Asif Javed

RO&D
manager.research@fui.edu.pk

 Mr. Syed Taimoor Hassan

Mr. Syed Taimoor Hassan

Manager BIC
manager.bic@fui.edu.pk

Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Zeb

Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Zeb

Research Associate
mustafa.zeb@fui.edu.pk

Ms. Seemab Siddique

Ms. Seemab Siddique

Office Assistant
seemab.siddique@fui.edu.pk

Mr. Muhammad Zia

Mr. Muhammad Zia

Office Assistant
m.zia@fui.edu.pk

Mr. Danish Hafeez

Mr. Danish Hafeez

Office Assistant (BIC)
danish.hafeez@fui.edu.pk

About

The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), a project of Fauji Foundation was established under a federal charter in October 2002. The University's programmes of study have been duly accredited by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC).