RISAT assumes an obligation to advance knowledge through the research and scholarship of its faculty and students. The Institute's research and scholarship mission takes expression in a variety of forms ranging from basic studies on the nature of things to applied research directed at particular problems to contributions to literature and the arts. Within its means the Institute provides internal financial support for research and scholarship. Simultaneously, it pursues with vigor external sources of support. Research centers, financed primarily by outside grants, make an important contribution to this mission. In addition to their intrinsic value, research and scholarship reinforce the instructional mission of RISAT. Wherever possible, students are involved in research projects, and the results of research and scholarship are integrated into related courses of instruction. Application of research and scholarship to problems and concerns of the country's business and industry and to its scientific, educational, governmental, and health and human-service agencies serves also to reinforce the public service role of RISAT.
Prof. Artur Elezi, Director of RISAT