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 Vice President's Message

The Research Sector continues its journey on a developmental path, implementing its established programs, facilitating faculty members in pursuing advanced and innovative research, and enhancing collaborative ties within the framework of existing research support rules and regulations. With its commitment to sustain growth in faculty research, RS efforts will always be directed to harnessing faculty members caliber, competence and potential for achieving original, innovative and high quality research, that tackle priorities and issues of national, economic, educational, health, social and environmental significance. A climate is also being created through flexible and facilitative approach, for which RS is currently reviewing more...

Commercialise your research

Do you have an idea that you think might be commercially interesting? The Patent Office helps researchers and academics who want to protect and commercialise the results of their research. Whether you have the seed of an idea, or an invention that is already well defined, get in touch today for a confidential discussion. For more details CLICK HERE..


Based on circular no. (65) issued by the esteemed Secretary General of Kuwait University, the period for submission of purchase orders to the Department of Purchase and Stores is from 15/10/2019 to 27/2/2020.

Therefore, all researchers are urged to complete and submit purchase orders for their research projects to the Research Sector no later than 20/2/2020. This is necessary to complete the purchase procedures and send them to the Storage Department on the scheduled time.

Kindly be informed that any purchase order submitted after 20/2/2020 will not be processed for fiscal year 2020/2021.

Scientific Conference Guidelines

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


Priority Research Areas

RS implements the new areas of priority research

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.

For more details CLICK HERE..

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


Research Chair program at KU


Faculty Research Activity (2017/18) Annual Statistics Outlook

(September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018)

Total Research Activity
Projects by Faculties
Project by Funding Levels
Projects by Funding Source
Projects by Type of Grants
Published Papers 8-years (2011 - 2018)
Table-6b, Published Papers Funded & Unfunded Research, 8-years (2011 - 2018)

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