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Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization(ORIC)

The purpose of ORIC is to serve as a pivotal point to encompass all the research activities, develop, expand, enhance and manage the university’s research programs and to link research activities directly to the educational, social and economic priorities of the university and its broader community, under a single umbrella. The ORIC is also responsible for assuring that the quality of research reflects the highest international standards and advances.

Mission: To Promote Quality Research through academia-industry linkages for strong Socio-Economic impact, with focus on research excellence, revenue generation and financial stability.

Vision: To be amongst the leading universities of the world where an excellent environment to foster innovation, high impact applied research and entrepreneurship exists

1. Research Excellence
2. Collaboration
3. Integrity
4. Sustainability
5. Accountability
6. Resilience
7. Diligence
8. Entrepreneurship
9. Service to Community

Being a There are ample opportunities of research, innovation and a high probability of development, commercialization and entrepreneurship in Mardan.

• Fundraising and acquiring grants for research and development
• Supporting the university’s strategic research directions and plans
• Mobilize faculty and resources to produce quality research publications
• Improve the Human Resource Development Program and explore funding for the establishment of Research Labs at various Departments
• Strengthen international linkages based on collaborative research proposals for international funding
• Hold regular scientific seminars, symposium, etc. and promote the culture of interaction and sharing of scientific knowledge with researchers around the world.
• Strengthening university-industry relationships

Policies Developed by ORIC-WUM

ORIC Grants




Dehqan Biosciences


Australian Islamic Library

National Institute of Psychology (NIP), Quid-e-Azam University Islamabad

British Council for Digital Library

Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, KPK Pakistan

Jinzhong University, China

International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pakistan Bait-ul-Mall

Oxford Brookes University, UK

University of Hazara Mansehra

University of Rutgers, New Jersey

School of Leadership Foundation for a project of UNDP

University of Manchester, UK

Northwest hospital Peshawar

Association for Biorisk Management and Health Security Partners

Dar-ul-Shifa hospital Peshawar

University of California Davis, USA

Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar

Northwestern Poly-technique University, China

Youth Development Foundation

University of Bonn, UK

Momina Cheema Foundation

Imperial College London UK

Higher Education Commission



Dr. Hina Jabeen
Director ORIC
Email : oric@wumardan.edu.pk
Miss Haleema Ikram
Deputy Director ORIC
/Manager Business incubation center Email : haleemaikram@wumardan.edu.pk
Dr. Touseef Rehan
Manager Research innovation and commercialization Management
Email : touseefnasr@wumardan.edu.pk