IBA has devoted significant attention to propagating a research culture at IBA which caters for the national needs. It is with this vision, that ORIC was established at IBA under the guidelines from HEC in 2012. Before the establishment of ORIC, the essentials ingredients were being run under the Center for Business and Economic Research and Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), which are now organized under the umbrella of ORIC. The Faculty of computer Science has significant contributions in the area of technology innovation and research, and thus also operated under ORIC.

As one of the top research University of Pakistan, IBA is an intellectual hub, comprising a team of industrious academicians and researchers. Our aim is to become the backbone of the country's policy makers by providing sound academic expertise in the decision making process. Applied Research at IBA not only facilitates the decision making bodies, NGO's, transnational organizations and businesses but also transforms individuals into scholars. IBA wants to set a standard of excellence and outline new frontiers in research. We work hard to provide a culture, infrastructure and environment that encourages and supports our people. Every project we support is driven by a desire to make a difference.

This site has been developed to help you connect with our outstanding researchers, to explore opportunities for collaboration and to showcase the projects that have made impactful change through research and innovation.