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Research Strategy


The Dar Al-Hekma strategic research goal is to:
Promote excellence in research, scholarship, and creativity.


To achieve the above-mentioned goal, the following objectives have been set:

  • Objective 1: Improve the infrastructure that supports research.
  • Objective 2: Diversify research funding.
  • Objective 3: Increase the number of faculty with an academic ranking of associate professor and/or full professor.
  • Objective 4: Initiate collaboration with national and international research centers.
  • Objective 5: Encourage joint research (intra-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary).
  • Objective 6: Encourage problem-based research.
  • Objective 7: Increase the number of peer-reviewed and refereed publications.
  • Objective 8: Establish centers of excellence.


To create a culture of research that contributes to the knowledge economy by empowering researchers and encouraging research excellence.

Research Priorities

The universities' role, among other things, is to support a nation's social and economic development by responding to the needs of the local community and the national economy by aligning their research with the pressing needs and creating research talents to assume such a task. With its programs and faculty capabilities, Dar Al-Hekma University (DAH) aims to respond to community needs and the national direction as guided by the KSA Vision 2030.

  •  Economic Prosperity
  •  Deep-Rooted Identity
  • Quality Life
  •  Sustainability
  •  Investing for the Future

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