Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC)
The purpose of ORIC is to serve as a fundamental point to cover all the research activities, develop, expand, enhance and manage the university’s research programs and link research activities directly to the educational, social, and economic priorities of the university and its broader community, under a single umbrella. The ORIC is also responsible for assuring that the quality of research reflects the highest international standards and advances.
GAUS established the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) under the patronage of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The objective of the establishment (ORIC) is allied with HEC to develop, improve and manage the University’s research programs and to link research activities directly to the educational, social, and economic priorities of the University and the broader community. The ORIC is also responsible for ensuring that the quality of research reflects the highest international standards and advances the reputation of the university among the top research institutions in the world.
To achieve this task the ORIC has a responsibility to ensure that all research programs and policies reveal the principal values of academic freedom, professional integrity, and ethical conduct and full compliance with all policies, legal requirements, and operational standards of the university.
The ORIC is to improve the environment for all research and Linkages by:
- Supporting the university’s strategic research directions and policies
- Increasing and diversifying external research funding
- Improving recruitment and retention of top faculty
- Improving the integration of research and education at all levels of the university
- Improving the 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.