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ORIC Intro


The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) at Foundation University Islamabad has been established under the directives of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad in 2012.

Since then, ORIC is fully functional and providing end to end services for all matters pertaining to research & development, industry-academia linkages, intellectual property and legal services and business incubation. It also supports the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops and other related events.

ORIC Wings


The vision of office is to enable and lead Pakistan's transformation to a knowledge-based economy dependent upon innovation and entrepreneurship.

“Making Foundation University a powerhouse of high growth innovation”


  • To transform FUI into a research led institution by promoting and strengthening the research culture in all disciplines, bringing it at par with other national and international institutions of higher learning.
  • To contribute in developing research leadership through quality research, high impact innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship, for transforming the country into a knowledge-based economy.



  • Promote research culture in all departments of FUI.

  • Represent the FUI's interests in research and development.

  • Manage databases for research and development, which is essential to undertake important analyses.

  • Compile/ analyze databases for the purpose of ORIC as well as university ranking.

  • Disseminate information to the FUI campuses on research and development, and related funding opportunities.

  • Identify research opportunities for faculty members and students.

  • Facilitate faculty to apply for both internal and external research grants.

  • Provide legal, administrative and financial management support for research grants.

  • Process applications of faculty and students for travel grants from HEC and FUI.

  • Support commercialization, licensing etc. of the university research products.

  • Encourage publishing of the campus/faculty/departmental research journals.

  • Develop liaison with the funding agencies.

  • Identify new ways and opportunities of collaborations.

  • Encourage University-Industry linkages.

  • Arrange and organize Training and Development programs.

  • To provide assistance and guidance to the faculty members and PhD scholars in their research projects, ORIC is responsible to interact with the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad and other funding agencies.

Our Team

Dr. Shagufta Akhtar

Dr. Shagufta Akhtar

Director ORIC
111 384 111 Ext 132

Mr. Muhammad Asif Javed

Mr. Muhammad Asif Javed

Manager Research Management
111 384 111 Ext 155

Mr. Amar Ali Khan

Mr. Amar Ali Khan

Manager Innovation & Commercialization
111 384 111 Ext 114

Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Zeb

Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Zeb

Research Associate
111 384 111 Ext 136

Mr. Muhammad Zia

Mr. Muhammad Zia

Office Assistant
111 384 111 Ext 136

Ms. Mashaim Sanaullah

Ms. Mashaim Sanaullah

Office Assistant
111 384 111 Ext 155

You can reach ORIC at  (051) 111 384 111 Ext. 136 or through email at oric@fui.edu.pk


The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), a project of Fauji Foundation was established under a federal charter in October 2002. The University's programmes of study have been duly accredited by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC).