Chair: Dr Anjum HalaiApproved and endorsed by the BoT in 1998, the University Research Council carries forward and supports the research mission of AKU by:
Developing the University's research focus via a thematic approach
Monitoring of research integrity
Developing research policies and guidelines
Conducting an annual review of research activities.
Given the diverse geographical positions of AKU, the URC ensures that research-related policies are applicable across all campuses.
The URC has a number of standing committees to accomplish its tasks. These are as follows:
Committees for Ethics Review in Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania and United Kingdom
Ethics Committee for Animal Care and Use in Pakistan
Health and Safety Committees (under development)
Jack Fernandes | Secretary, URC
Assistant Manager, Research Office