The Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) at the University of Malakand has been established in line with the aims of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to develop and sustain a dynamic and internationally competitive research sector in Pakistan that makes a major contribution to economic prosperity, national wellbeing and the expansion and dissemination of knowledge. Promotion of Research is one of the core strategic aims of HEC. Through the program and initiatives launched by HEC for strengthening research and the process of knowledge creation, the quality and research output emanating from the universities and institutes in the country have shown tremendous improvements and Pakistan has been acknowledged as rising star in a number of research disciplines in terms of percentage increase in internationally cited research publications. The University of Malakand has contributed a significant share towards this achievement. Yet, this is no more than an end of a beginning and we need not only to sustain and improve this trend but also contemplate on questions of relevance and economic, social and academic impact of the research. In pursuit of this end, HEC has started working to organize the research activities of universities/HEIs ensuring availability of well-established and fully functional ORIC (Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization). 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. ORIC at the University of Malakand is an outcome of these efforts.
Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) is mandated to advise the Government on the development of Science and Technology at the national level Read more
Malakand Entrepreneurship Club organised one day workshop on business plan preparation in collaboration with ORIC Read more
Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman Department of Physics, is now one of the distinguished researchers having an impact factor of more than 100. He is one of the leading physicists and materials scientists of Pakistan. He is one those limited distinguished Professors of the Nation who are equally known for their instructions, research as well as students administration. Read More >>