Effat Research and Consultancy Institute (RCI) works in developing and sustaining a dynamic research culture on campus that supports creativity and innovation among faculty, researchers, staff and students. Regional and global research priorities are also the focus of the RCI in terms of attracting the best research from local and international pools of talent who would like to conduct research at Effat University. These priorities have also been considered in establishing the University's four research centers:
Smart Buildings Research Center (SBRC):
Aims to investigate the use of innovative and smart platform technologies integrated with a plethora of intelligent building components.
Virtual Reality Research Center (VRRC):
Aims to investigate the use of high-end VR technologies such as 3D interfaces and artificial intelligence for applications in architecture, construction, healthcare, training and education.
E-Arabization Research Center (E-ARC):
Aims to investigate the design, development, contextualization and translation of digital content in the Arabic language.
Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Research Center (BIERC):
Aims to develop knowledge, tools and concepts for sustainable economic growth.