Overview

 

Since its inception in 2009, the Research Board has been entrusted with handling SQU research matters in terms of drawing up strategic research plans, introducing proposals for achieving excellence in research, and enhancing the research environment in the university and local community. 

Structure

The Board is presided over by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies & Research and consists of the following members:


·         The Deputies Vice-Chancellor

·         Dean of Research

·         Two of the colleges’ Assistant Deans for Postgraduate Studies & Research appointed by
          the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Community Service for a two-year term

·         Two faculty members (Associate Professors or Professors) and two directors of
          research centers appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for
          Academic Affairs & Community Service for a two-year term

·         Research Department Director

·         Innovation Affairs Department Director

Responsibilities

·         Formulate criteria so as to maintain the academic standards of research

·         Set future plans for research

·         Review periodically and advise on research regulations

·         Draw proposals on the research funding system

·         Review the budget estimated for research

·         Review the annual report on research

·         Set policies and regulations for innovations

Goals

·         Build the University’s research capacity

·         Achieve excellence in research

·         Promote a stimulating research environment for maximizing research productivity

·         Encourage a culture of innovation within the University and beyond