The DR under the umbrella of the office of Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Research (DVC) shall promote, facilitate & foster the Research environment at DU. Its aim is to contribute to the development of the quality Research work at DU and to help it to establish as a leading Research institution in the region.
DU will establish a Research Centre that will be responsible for several clusters that support and develop strategically important local and national topics such as Conservation of biodiversity, frankincense and medicinal plants, sustainable development of Dhofari mountains and coastal areas, issues related to livestock and agriculture, computer and information security, enhanced oil recovery, youth issues, languages, cultural heritage and society, improved traffic system, e-society in Oman, cancer detection and classification, remote sensing, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) etc. The Research Centre will be headed by the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research. A Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Council will formulate and propose clusters in the area of strategic importance. The Centre aims to promote quality Research throughout the University.