The Deanship is committed to a programme of sustained academic excellence in research, knowledge transfer and graduate studies in all of its core disciplines.
- Interdisciplinary and collaborative research, knowledge transfer and graduate studies will be at the heart of our investment, while still maintaining support for discipline-based research.
- We will continue to encourage and emphasis the international dimensions of research and knowledge transfer.
- In all circumstances, staff and students must consider the ethical implications and psychological consequences for the participants in their research. The essential principle is that the investigation should be considered from the standpoint of all participants; foreseeable threats to their psychological well-being, health, values or dignity should be eliminated. Staff and students should recognise that where investigations involve individuals of different ages, gender and social background, the student and staff may not have sufficient knowledge of the implications of any investigation for the participants.
- We shall promote teaching-research partnership.
- We will involve key stakeholders, the wider community and end users when identifying research priorities, to maximise the University’s impact.
- Investment will be targeted to support high potential early career researchers.
- We will place great importance on how we communicate the rationale, significance and impact of our research.
- We will provide a strong and effective governance and strategy framework for research, and knowledge transfer and graduate studies.
Aims and Objectives:
1. To be recognised among the top 10 universities in the GCC region for research, knowledge transfer and graduate studies.
- Establish widely acknowledged leadership in at least three priority research areas, by accelerating progress with high profile promotional activities.
- Implement a robust research performance management framework.
- Invest strategically in the research infrastructure and underpin our activities with the latest research management systems.
- Increase the size and proportion of our graduate population to 25 per cent by 2016, and maintain the high standard of development and support we have established for our postgraduates.
- Ensure our research outputs are appropriately managed and widely disseminated in order to improve scholarship and knowledge transfer.
2. Develop a rich, world-class portfolio of Masters programmes
- Develop a practical, sound and sustainable model for Research- Teaching partnership.