In the wake of promoting research endeavors and synchronizing it with academic norms and industrial demands, the University of Swat has established Directorate of Outreach, Research, Innovation and commercialization (DORIC) on the directives of Higher Education Commission and initiative of the honorable Vice Chancellor, University of Swat. DORIC is aimed at promoting quality research with innovation, creativity, skills development, commercialization and intellectual property that will eventually benefit the country’s economy in general and university in particular.

The mandate of DORIC is to strengthen the research activities and provide services for matters pertaining to research and development through invention, innovation, commercialization of products, patents, collaboration and arranging seminars, conferences and workshops. Moreover, this directorate will strive to contribute significantly in improving the national and international ranking through quality research work and publications besides filing of applied patents.