Alfaisal University, like many other research-based institutes, recognizes the significance of research and provides its undergraduate students with various research opportunities. The institution also supports the concept of “student-centered university” which consequently helped in the foundation and establishment of an Undergraduate Research Committee (URC). It was officially established in 2011 and is run mainly by students to facilitate local and international research opportunities for their peers. While university faculty and administration provides recommendations and guidance to the committee leadership, the URC as a whole is organized, managed and run completely by students. Our mission is to equip undergraduate medical students with real life examples of Inquiry-Based learning through focused involvement in basic biomedical and clinical research activities throughout the year, including the summer break.

Structure of Undergraduate Research committee