At the heart of CPG is The Center for Integrative Petroleum Research (CIPR).
It plays the vital role of being the research arm of the College and embodies the shift toward research and research-intensive education at CPG.
The research programs that underpin the value and essence of CIPR will be defined in 2017 but the development of CIPR presents both significant opportunity for the College and its most immediate challenge.
The opportunity is to define and launch distinctive CIPR research programs, develop industrial consortia and other forms of industrial engagement, and provide student research experiences that are world-class and/or uniquely valuable.
CIPR is in the process of establishing and building an international best practice organizational structure that embodies the highest integrated research and research-intensive education capabilities and offering.
Fundamental to the approach adopted will be the development of high-quality Research Laboratory Facilities that will support the research programs put in place, the industry collaborations entered into and importantly enhance the learning experiences of the students attending CPG.
As the CIPR Programs develop, the core objectives remain to establish and build unique world-class research facilities that are of direct relevance and benefit to the economic future of the Kingdom, provide outstanding opportunities for researchers and the faculty and deliver quality and integrated learning engagement for students.