Research Sector

The Research Sector (RS) is an integral component of the Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR). Established in 1979, RS is mandated to promote, support and sustain the development of scientific research, a key pillar of Kuwait University’s (KU) vision alongside academics, for advancing institutional research towards global dimensions, through quality, competence and excellence in faculty research. The fundamental basis for developing a system that renders support, facilities and environment for advanced and innovative research is inherent in this overriding purpose, encouraging faculties to pursue high quality basic, applied and humanities research that yields new knowledge and leads to discovery.


The essence of RS policies, principles and programs revolve around the realization of this mission by engaging faculties in creative, empirical, investigative, experimental and collaborative studies for addressing scientific complexities and contemporary challenges within the framework of grant support rules and regulations, generating outputs of potential significance and impact for national needs and priorities, and holding strategic scientific, social and economic value. RS current strategy is driven towards creating a vibrant scientific culture at KU that nurtures the values of quality, integrity and excellence in institutional research, and leads to distinguished, internationally credible outputs. Embedded in this strategy are the dynamics of RS mission, geared to advancing institutional potentials, calibre, and capabilities towards excellence, a mission committed to scientific advancement and realization of institutional global aspirations.


Circular on Expenditure Settlement and Petty Cash Requests

Attention is drawn to the Ministry of Finance Circular, specifying the dates for annual closing of accounts for the fiscal year 2018/2019 for the government sector. Accordingly, the researchers are required to initiate the process of settling their research expenditure prior to the closing date.


Researchers are kindly requested to adhere to the deadlines, which require submission of requests for Petty Cash before December 13, 2018, and settling the expenditures by January 17, 2019.


Kindly be informed that any amount not settled by the deadline is liable for automatic deduction from the researcher’s salary.


Conference Selection Guidelines

To help Kuwait University Researchers in selecting scientifically sound conferences. These guidelines should be followed to maximize the benefit from attending a conference.



RS Releases Guide to Subject Areas


Coding for RS Storage System in Oracle

Unifying names of Chemicals, Glasses and Consumables

The special coding to be used in RS Storage System. The system is aimed at facilitating researchers in using the special codes in their purchase orders:


Chemicals & Reagents starting from 65051000001
Glassware starting from 66301000001
Consumables starting from 66951000001


CD for Chemicals/Supplies List with Codes


Accessing Refereed Journals & Ascertaining Impact Factor more...


RS announces the Implementation of Postdoctoral Fellowship Program



RS establishes of Research Chair program at KU



Priority Research Areas

RS implements the new areas of priority research (2018)

1. Sustainability, Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources.
2. Water Resources, Management and Technology.
3. Enhanced Oil Recovery and Heavy Oil Production and Process.
4. Impact of Environmental Pollution in Kuwait (Including Health Impacts).
5. Causes, Risk Factors and Bio-Predictors of Cardiovascular Diseases.
6. Diabetes and Cancer.
7. Growth & Old Age Diseases.
8. Health Services, Bioinformatics and Drug Discovery.
9. Contemporary Social and Political Issues in the Kuwaiti Society.
10. Food Quality and Security.
11. Information and Network Security and E-Government.
12. Citizenship and National Unity.
13. Education Curricula and its Outputs.
14. Linguistics and Communication Disorder.
15. Islamic Finance and Banking.


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RS News

Vice President for Research receives visiting delegation from IMEC


Research Sector receives a visiting delegation from Cranfield University, UK


Research Rewards Winners