Indeed it is a matter of pride to adjudicate the importance, vision and mission of the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC). In fact ORIC provides an aid in uplifting the standards of education and research at Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), and establishing linkages with industries for possibly converting research projects into products that could lead to its commercialisation. Establishing industrial linkages with the Universities can play a vital role in boosting the economy of our country. Since 2001, the mission of KUST is to provide “Top Class Education in a Vibrant Environment Driven by Research and Innovation”.

ORIC at KUST is starving to develop, enhance and administer research, and to link it with the educational, social and economic priorities of the university and the public at large. ORIC at KUST emphasizing on promoting research culture, motivating faculty and student for submission of research projects that could result in raise stature of the University. Research and innovation plays a very important role in country’s economic growth, as they are meant to determine their goals towards the modernism and technological expansion. We believe KUST will contribute its share towards the economic development of our country.

ORIC at KUST also ensures and guarantee that all research activities are in line with the policies of KUST and are according to the guidelines of Higher Education Commission (HEC) where academic freedom, professional integrity and ethical conducts are not to compromise. Our ORIC is fully committed in achieving the praiseworthy goals such as;

  • Industrial Linkages
  • Promotion of research culture
  • opening gateways for innovative ideas and innovative projects.

We look forward for national and international collaborations to become “KUST” a leading learning and research University in the region. 

Dr. Mohammad Tariq Jan