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             Department of Research(DR)

             DU  recognizes  research  as  one  of  the  main  pillars  of  academic  excellence  as  explicitly

             mentioned in its mission statement. All efforts are being made to encourage research among
             its  faculty  members  and  to  create  a  conducive  environment  for  credible  research.  As  a

             consequence, DU is currently ranked 2  in Research among all private Universities in Oman
             based on its ResearchGate(RG) score. Despite being a relatively new institution, from 2009

             until 2019, DU has been awarded twenty-seven faculty and student research grants from “The

             Research Council” in areas of Energy & Industry, Information Technology & Communication,
             Languages, Social Sciences and EcoHouse Project. Both OAAA and ASIC has awarded the

             “Satisfactory” and “commendable” status to Research standards at DU.

             In its strategic plan DU has envisaged to create a hub of research activity beneficial to the
             region. To achieve this, DU has established a Department of Research (DR) headed by the

             Director that works under direct supervision of the Deputy Vice Chancellor. It strives to create
             a favourable research environment within DU by encouraging, facilitating and promoting all

             research  activities  across  the  University.  The  DR  works  on  three  major  principles  i.e.
             engagement,  innovation  and  impact.  The  University also has  a  University  Research  Board

             (URB) which is tasked to help DR foster and improve the conducive research within DU by

             managing internal Research grants.  As a part of its mission to promote quality Research and
             to become the hub of all Research activities in the region, DU has also setup a Research centre.

             The center focuses on niche areas of Research of regional importance, dealt with in different
             Research units and develop strategically important local and national topics.

             Research Vision, Mission, Objectives and Goals

             The research activities at DU are headed by the Department of Research. The vision, mission,

             objectives and key goals of the department are:


             The vision of the DR is:
             “To foster, promote and establish a conducive environment for good quality Research”


             The  DR  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.

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