Research Center

Research Vision and Strategy

The KNU ambition is to be a research university in the region, where the research output has highest significance and impact. Hence our graduates could benefits society as a whole. This can be achieved by strengthen and improving the research work across humanities, science, medicine and engineering.

Research Impact

Research impact answers the question of how research output contributes to the wide ranging disciplines such as economy, society, environment, Policy influence and change, Impact on health and wellbeing or culture.

About Research and Development

The academic community at Knowledge University (KNU) continues to produce valuable research by focusing on the problems and challenges that affect our region with global impacts. At the heart of our vision for research are our people: academics and researchers, students and support staff. By coming together, we can realize our collective potential to deliver bold, innovative and excellent research that makes an impact. Knowledge exchange activities bring together academic staff and industry partners to increase the impact of research. KNU Centre for Academic Research and Training and Activities (CART) coordinate our research activities and links our community.

Research and Development Unit (R&D)

The Centre for Academic Research, Training and Activities (CART) at Knowledge University (KNU) is an inclusive center for strategic, multidisciplinary research. Within our extensive network of Centers and Institutes, KNU researchers, staff, and students work across disciplines to extend the boundaries of knowledge for advancement of education and improvement of life. Here at CART we accommodate fresh ideas, nurture talents and guide young researchers to find their way in highly competitive research world.
At CART we believe that in the age of rapid economic and technological change, it is important to look at every possible pathway for addressing and mitigating the barriers to economic opportunity that confront so many people in our region today. Finding and maintaining steady, living-wage employment is a vital pathway toward financial stability and increasing living standards. In vital to nurture the local expertise, research, and first hand engagement by our young academics to find best viable solutions for the best outcome of expending national resources. At CART we encourage our academic community to seek knowledge, affirm skills and ensure changes in their future endeavors.

KNU Research Registration Guide

The field of academic publishing has been undergoing numerous changes in the past few decades. The replication crisis and publication bias are both serious issues that need to be addressed. As a response to these issues, the practice of registering research studies is growing in popularity among researchers. Therefore, all research at KNU should be registered and we expect all researchers, research sponsors and others to meet this fundamental best practice standard. The approved research proposal and Registration has benefits for you as a researcher. It guarantees clarity among collaborators in a research project. All researches after receiving the research proposals approval must be registered with CART before processing begins.

* After registration the second step is the Ethics Application Process. Ethics

This Guide is designed to assist Research Ethics Committees (RECs) in fulfilling their important role when they review research proposals involving human beings. The aim is to highlight, from a European perspective, the key ethical issues that RECs are likely to face

* This policy requirement applies to all KNU students who do project or staff (including honorary staff, affiliate academics
The listing below provides information regarding all research registered using the new guidelines.

Research Tools

Knowledge University offers several research tools to its members.

  • • Central library
  • • Scientific databases
  • • Plagiarism checking software
  • • Document management, e-learning, and blended learning platforms

Planning and Monitoring Research Activities

Planning for research at KNU is conducted on an annual basis, as an integral part of academic activities planning, monitoring and assessment. Within this framework, each academic is expected to agree with their line managers, building on their activities and achievements of their past academic year, they state their expected activities including:

  1. Possible research publications (detailed expected titles) and targeted journals.
  2. Possible research grants applications for research.
  3. Postgraduate supervision details.
  4. External contacts.
In essence, each member of the academic force is obliged to state in detail their plan on how and with what, they aim to contribute to the vision and the mission of the university. The process is mainly a bilateral agreement between the academic and KNU in which academics can and need to state their requirements for being able to achieve their stated targets. Once approved and agreed by the line manager and the individual academic, the agreed details will be stored in a database that has been prepared for that purpose.

Knowledge University, , head of research center
Dr.Ali Kattan

ali.kattan@knu.edu.iq

Director of the Research Center