Rafik Hariri University (RHU) espouses to advance knowledge, promote innovation, build human capital, develop scientific solutions to pressing complex problems, and contribute to the social and economic development of Lebanon and the Arab World by encouraging and supporting impactful research activities.
Recognizing the importance of scientific and applied research, RHU is committed to foster a research culture conducive to the pursuance of solutions to promising ideas. In keeping with this commitment RHU shall provide initial research funds to faculty members who have the potential for advancing RHU’s research agenda.
Toward that end, RHU offers initial funds on competitive basis to faculty members pursuing promising research ideas. It is hoped that the results of the research effort shall lead to publishing research papers, solving a community related problem, and/or paving the way to receiving support from external funding sources to advance the research to higher levels.
RHU encourages the formation of research groups to conduct interdisciplinary, collaborative, applied research in areas that have direct implications and relevance to Lebanon’s context.
RHU exhorts faculty members to engage graduate and undergraduate students in their research activities.
RHU does not approve nor condone any research activity that is in conflict with the University regulations and the Lebanese laws, or social norms.
RHU expects its faculty members to uphold scientific honesty, respect intellectual property, and adhere to the highest ethical norms in dealing with all research matters.
Authors of published research papers and reports resulting from a research project must acknowledge all contributors and the funding agencies that supported the project.