Research is a core element of the mission of A’Sharqiyah University (ASU).  We recognize that the status and quality of ASU will largely depend on the extent to which we are engaged in research and development activities as research is inevitable to sustain our academic and professional reputation. In support of the university’s strategic plan the proposed research strategic plan ‘Building on creative Knowledge’ provides a vision for accelerating the infrastructure growth and development of research, scholarship, and creative activity at ASU over the next five years. URC is committed for the creation of a dynamic, innovative and diversified environment that will support research and innovation and other scholarly activities of faculty, staff and students, and ASU ensures that we enable researchers to do outstanding work individually and in teams, in the best possible environment.