University Research Council

Spearheading the vision to enhance the university's research profile

Chair: Dr Salim S. Virani

Approved 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:

  • Grants Review Committee (global)

  • 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)

University Research Council Members 


Representatives of Constituencies:

​For queries related to the University Research Council, please contact

Auranzaib Noor Ali​ | Secretary, URC

Assistant Manager, Research Office​