Internationally renowned research is carried out in several cutting-edge research fields, including mechatronics, nanotechnology and neuroscience.
A broad range of research activities are enabled by the Univeristé’s structure based on an interdivisional research network, which starts at School of Doctoral Studies (EU)’s departments and links to the IIU Press and Research Centre’s facilities and resources.
At every School of Doctoral Studies (EU)’s Department, research activities are conducted within each research project’s schedule, goals and mission, greatly depending on PhD Studies development contributions.
Over of 1,085 different research designs have been developed by the School’s Departments to lead and guide students towards the most self convenient work design presentation to suit every research project’s and individual student’s needs, preferences and decision making freedom.
Through resources enabled at the IIU Press and Research Centre, research work becomes published in correspondent library’s research database or in one department’s journal and accessed at each department’s library database.
As a result of research work performed at the University, on December 2008 over 174,000 monographs had been published by the Books and Monographs Publishing Unit of the IIU Press and Research Centre, most of them through the IIU Press Libraries Research Database, including over 23,000 monographs on business management and economics, more than 6,000 monographs on engineering and technology, almost 15,000 monographs on natural science and over 130,000 monographs on social science.
Additionally, on 2009 the Periodical Publications Unit is publishing 14 academic journals, including 3 multidisciplinary journals and 11 journals on specific subjects as business management, economics, engineering, technology, science and social science.
The IIU Press and Research Centre’s Libraries enable direct access to a total of over 400,000 research articles, which students can download as PDF documents, and to over 6,000 academic and scientific journals on practically every field of human knowledge.
"It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for what this delicate little plant needs more than anything, besides stimulation, is freedom. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty."