Objectives and Purpose


ORIC has self-adopted its mandate to enhance the environment for all research activities and scholarship schemes by:

  • Developing the university’s strategic research directions and policies.
  • Increasing and diversifying external research funding.
  • Improving integration of research and education at all levels of the university.
  • Transforming research into useful products for public benefit.
  • Strengthening university-industry relationships.
  • Nurturing entrepreneurship, technology-transfer and commercialization for sustainable economic development.
  • Stimulating and augmenting cross-cutting and multi-disciplinary research initiatives
  • Modeling incentives and awards schemes for valued research and publications.
  • Drafting intellectual property policy of AU


  • Identify research opportunities for faculty members
  • Facilitate faculty to apply for research grants
  • Legal, administrative and financial management support of research grants
  • Contribution towards economic growth through research and innovation
  • Support commercialization and licensing of the university research products
  • Develop public-private partnership for mutual benefit
  • Liaison with national and international research institutes
  • Promotion of the research culture amongst students and faculty
  • Bridge the gap between Industry and academia for joint research projects
  • Upscale the research publications in impact factor journals
  • Liaison with national and international research funding agencies
  • Patent filing , scrutiny and fulfilling other legalities in the matter
  • Identifying opportunities of collaborations with national and international academia
  • Creating University-Industry linkages
  • Establishment of Research and Business Incubation Center