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The Office of Research and Development fosters and sustains an environment

that facilitates faculty research. It offers the following types of service:

University-level Research Centers


    Project Management Division

    • Assisting faculty with the applications for grants.
    • Providing administrative support for the execution of research projects.
    • Updating project-related statistics and research achievements.
    • Serving as a liaison between faculty and local industries.
    • Establishing cooperative ties to facilitate faculty research and development.


    Research Planning Division

    • Integrating resources to promote the research programs of NIU.
    • Assisting the academic and research evaluation of teaching, research, and administrative units on campus.
    • Assessing the adding, modifying, or closing transactions for proposals raised by teaching and research units.
    • Obtaining patents and copyrights on behalf of NIU and its faculty.
    • Providing necessary assistance in teachers’ academic activities and students’ practical training as well as technical certification.
    • Marking out the research focus and future development of NIU.
    • Facilitating large-scale interdisciplinary projects.
    • Managing university evaluation and department certification.
    • Undertaking the evaluation process of research centers.
    • Assessing the exploitation performances of research resources and popularizing research achievements.
    • Carrying out the conclusions drawn from the research and development meeting.


    Industry Promotion Division

    • Responsible for technology transfer, technology matching, negotiation and management of research achievements.
    • Application, maintenance and management of patents for research achievements.
    • Management, registry and application for rewards and subsidies for research achievements at STRIKE system(Scientific & Technological Resources, Information, and Knowledge Exchange system) of National Science Council.
    • Conducting Outstanding Technology-Transfer Contribution Award and rewards for outstanding teachers for academia-industry cooperation.
    • Research achievement presentation and promotion.


    Innovation and Incubation Center

    • Providing space for research and development.
    • Guiding and assisting the applications for governmental subsidies.
    • Organizing expert group for counseling.
    • Promoting company’s image.
    • Importing diverse professional advices and guidances.