a.Program Conferences: is defined as the conferences and gatherings organized or coordinated by sections of research department.
As many as 8 to 13 national conferences and 2 to 5 international conferences are held annually in MIU’s schools and affiliate centers. These conferences address major academic developments.
The conferences are divided into and organized in four levels: schools, headquarter, national and international levels
b.Joint conference: the university actively participates in the relevant conferences held in other seminary schools and universities addressing such issues as the humanities and Islamic subjects through presenting works, publications, introducing lecturer, academic analysis and so forth. The university also participates in the some national conferences.
Definition: a gathering of experts and elites in a particular field in order to exchange scientific views through speeches, forums or presenting papers.
The academic meetings are organized by the research societies, faculties and research department. These meetings are held in three levels consisting of the ones within faculties, within schools, and beyond schools (cooperation with other organizations). In such meetings, basically the participants listen to the speaker and then the researchers and students ask and answer questions and exchange their view points and then they take part in a forum and carry on the discussion.
The competitions are held with the aim of introducing research activities to researchers and students concentrating on Rijal, Hadith, analyzing the Islamic issues and books, answering to religious doubts and frequently asked questions; the competitions are run in the schools.
The publication unit is one of the administrative sections of the research department which is designed to manage the macro-planning, supervising and analyzing performance of national and international journals of the university and improving the quality and quantity of these publications.
The major developments in this area are the following:
Formulating and approving the comprehensive plan of the journals
Formulating and approving the constitution of the journal framework
Formulating and approving the bylaws for supervising the journals
Assessing and analyzing more than 10 plans for journals and constitution of journals
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of journals annually
Coordinating the meetings of editors-in-chief
Formulating and collecting the comprehensive form of specialized journals
Organizing research centers department
Due to the gravity of researching today’s world and special attention to the research indexes in international academic centers and because of the necessity of international and effective viewpoints towards science and research and expansion of research, the university has founded research centers in international domain and has established several research centers in some countries.
Currently, the university has established the Al-Mustafa International Research Center and as for international centers, the university has developed research centers in such countries as Lebanon, Georgia, Germany, Malaysia, and India.
Al-Mustafa International Research Center
Center of Civilization for Islamic Thought Development
Georgia’s Center of Islamic-Christianity Researches
Malaysia’s Amin Research Institute
In order to provide the researchers of Islam with research grounds in the fields of Islamic teachings and Ahl-e Bayt, the university offers study opportunities to academic staff, faculty members of the universities and well-known academics who are active in political, social and cultural fields in other countries. The study opportunities lasts between one to nine months and in some occasions will be extended up to a year. The fees of the programs will be borne by the participants.
Some of the qualifications for using the study opportunities
Having PhD or level four in seminary education system or being alecturer in seminary schools
Having teaching record in university or credible seminary schools
Having a record in research, and writing books or papers
Abiding by the rules and regulations of Islamic Republic of Iran
One of the major and practical ways in expansion of and exchange in academic works and research in international level and introducing capacities and academic achievements of MIU and expanding scientific and research capabilities of the faculty members and academic staff, managers and social experts is through participation in international societies and conferences.
The university has planned for holding, cooperating and participating in international conferences so that it can have an active and effective presence in this field.
Organizing International Conference
Cooperation in international conferences
Participating in international conferences
Agreements and joint-research projects
In order to expand the inter-universities’ research activities and optimizing utilization of academic capacities, the research department signs scientific and research agreements with other universities.
The department also organizes joint-research projects with other universities within the county and in international level.
Office of Planning and Analyzing Research
Strategic and operational planning of research through
a.Studying, recognizing and prioritizing the goals and micro-policies
b.Forecasting and proposing macro-plans according to major research plans and policies
c.Recognizing, indentifying, assessing and up-to-dating the operational goals and policies of the planning office
d.Formulating the operational goals and policies of the schools and administrative headquarter
Strengthening the planning approach and optimizing utilization of capacities in research through
a.Formulating the comprehensive system of research
b.Analyzing and planning for optimizing capacities through attention to the results of analysis and necessary improvements
c.Expanding and strengthening the approaches based on planning and mission, needs-driven methods and being up-to-date
d.Planning and analyzing for qualitative and quantitative expansion of the research missions and responsibilities in macro level with the aim of increasing the share of research in the university’s activities
e.Cooperating in formulating and standardizing the planning procedures in the research department
f.Cooperating in designing and monitoring the comprehensive system of research in the university
Improving the process of decision making in research department through
Defining and aligning the decision making process; such determinations and following-ups as activating the secretariat of research council and related committees
Organizing the process of collecting and analyzing data through:
a.Designing and placing a coherent system of information technology
b.receiving, analyzing reports, viewpoints in the administration and schools concerning goals, policies, and research activities
c.Collecting the comprehensive annual reports of the research centers
optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of research activitiesin both micro and macro levels through
a.Designing the supervising and evaluating research projects with constant analysis and improvement
b.Indicating the criteria and standards for supervision and analysis of researches
c.Strategically supervising and analyzing the research centers and determining the effectiveness and efficiency of the headquarters’ and school’s programs
d.Cooperating with relevant departments in order to design the analysis procedures and determining the criteria so as to present the required proposals to be used for eliminating the challenges of planning
e.Forecasting and offering the improvements plans in terms of long-term goals and macro-goals
f.Analyzing and supervising the research activities once needed or based on the order