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The research centre has contributed since it has been established in supporting teaching staff members in their departmental research, some of the research problems were the presence of less budget allocated for research, in addition to the absence of the right procedure needed for providing equipment and materials. But in the last five years the speed of scientific research has hastened greatly after the establishment of scientific research deanship.  This new administration improved the regulations of research plan, and initiated a special research budget which is distributed equally between University Research Centre to Support Research for Teaching Staff members and Postgraduate Students.
 
The figures of the budget have increased within the last years greatly and multiplied many times to encourage more research in College of Science. 

 

 

 The graph shows the increase in College of Science research budget for the centre in the last seven years.
The increase in research centre budget was accompanied with an equivalent increase in number of research topics submitted by teaching staff members.  This research activity is expected to increase greatly in the next few years.  It should be considered that the budget for a teaching staff member research has been increased from Twenty Five Thousand Riyals (SR25,000) to Thirty Thousand Riyals (SR30,000).  The research centre also initiated an encouraging program directing research to be more comprehensive and applicable to the national needs.  For this attitude the maximum support limit has been increased to Fifty Thousand Riyals (SR50,000).

 

 Research faculty members during the past seven years
 
Scientific research deanship has allocated about 25% of centre budget to support postgraduates’ research, thus encouraging them to complete their scientific thesis, and more support is expected to MSc and Phd students.  It should be noted that there is a noticeable participation of staff members in research supported by research centre and by the college departments and other sources like Sabic, Ministry of Higher Education or King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

 

 A chart showing the number of research postgraduate students supported through five years

 

 

 A chart showing the number of research faculty members in departments college during the past five years
  
A table showing the number of projects and the number of slain members of the faculty and postgraduate students of participants:
The amount allocated to support for 1424-1425 H.

 

 

Department
Number of Projects
Number of the member of Faculty
The Proposed Amounts In Saudi Riyal

Statistic
3
3
80,000

Geology
=  =
=  =
=  =

Zoology
6
10
168,000

Mathematics
2
2
55,000

Chemistry
6
8
179,000

Biochemistry
1
3
30,000

Physics and astronomy
=  =
=  =
=  =

Botany and Microbiology
1
2
30,000

Postgraduate Students
26
26(student)
260,000

Total
45
54
802,000

 

 
 
 
The progress of the year 1427-1428 H 

Number of accomplished researches
9

Number of supported researches
14

Number of the published research papers inside the center
9

Number of the published research papers out side the center
43

The participates out of  the center
=  =

The hampered researches
=  =

The researches that been reported 
3