Faculty, Students and Research
In its early stages, UBIS’ educational programs were not integrated with any major focus on research. However, in recent years, UBIS’ growing local and global network has allowed the university to go beyond the traditional delivery of business and international relations education by offering hands-on training and research opportunities. Faculty and students are given access to development of experimental approaches to teaching, technological solutions and related areas of applied research. This has happened progressively, with faculty leading individual research and students getting opportunities to participate in research-related activities. This has led to the creation of this research strategy.
Given the size of the institution, the strategy expects two to five faculty to be involved in research, as part of their responsibilities and the other faculty upon interest.
Collaboration with other schools and organizations may be beneficial for certain research projects. UBIS’ Global Student Research Project is a multi-faceted applied research project which allows engagement of global UBIS faculty and students, focusing on common goals and objectives.
Student satisfaction surveys are used for institutional research about what can be learned from different teaching methodologies, educational tools and delivery modes. This is an example of hands-on research.
The Applied Research Program is a conservative and safe investment, because it allows the school to produce its own internal research, rather than having to buy external research and case studies. In line with this, some of the research is being supported by the school, while other research is being encouraged but then carried out by individual faculty members independently from the school.