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The Office of the Vice President for Research  promotes, sustains, and develops scientific research at Kuwait University through policy, programs and procedures for grant support. It endeavors to create an environment that encourages pursuit of humanities, basic and  applied research, with emphasis on priority and solution-based research to serve mankind.

OVPR  renders management, services, resources and technology support to achieve the fundamental goals of research,  sets  priorities, develops infrastructure and world-class labs for high quality research, encourages faculties to innovate, discover and invent, and steers faculty research towards scientific distinction and excellence. 

The Office explores possibilities of  investing research outputs, builds inter-institutional,  regional and international alliances/partnerships for collaborative research, bridges institutional/industry divide for marketing of research outputs of commercial propensity, facilitates patents registration and safeguards intellectual property rights, and decisively moves towards the establishment of Research Park at Kuwait University, envisioned as the  hub of innovation, creativity and  scientific intellectualism. Emphasis is also on communication, awareness and visibility, achieving outputs of high impact that elevate KU's scientific  standing, and advancing  institutional capabilities towards global dimensions.

The OVPR is headed by the Vice President for Research (OVPR), a multiple-responsibility Sector that oversees management and functionality of the following four constituent  offices:

• Research Sector (RS), this office provides grants and services support to faculty research community for the pursuit of  humanities, basic, applied, priority and solution-based research that holds significance for the state, society and community… (


• Academic Publication Council (APC) is responsible for the preparation  of KU's scientific journals, overseeing their production, release and marketing. A total of nine scientific journals are released and listed in international databases... (


• Center for  Gulf & Arabian Peninsula Studies (CGAPS) provides an active forum for specialized research on  dominant Gulf/regional issues/concerns, organizes conference/seminars and builds requisite data archive…. (





Vice President for Research receives a two-member Visiting delegation from King Saud University


KU President amidst the presence of Vice President for Research & Asst. Vice President meets US registered Patent recipient


Eight-member Elsevier delegation visits OVPR


APC releases Vol. 32, Issue 110 of the Journal of Sharia & Islamic Studies