The Research Department began its activities in 1996 under the title of the Central Office for Research and Planning Services. . In March 1999, it began operating under a new name - The Office for Planning and Research Services; and since March 21, 2000, it has continued operations under the Research Office.
At present, the Research Department has 4 subsections as follows: four different Research Centers, Library, Mofid University publications Center, Nameh-e Mofid Journal.
Deputy for Research:
Center for Human Rights Studies
Following the second international conference on Human Rights, The Center for Human Right Studies was established in 2003 to coordinate and organize the activities of Mofid University in the area of human rights. The main goal of the Center according to the Articles of Incorporation of the Center is to conduct and commission research activities in the Human Rights area, with a theoretical & interdisciplinary approach and carry out comparative studies on religions and civilizations. To achieve its research goal, the Center holds biennial international conferences on human rights and publishes Human Rights Journal.
Center for Economic Studies
This Center was found in 2005. The mission of the Center is in the direction of the first Article of Incorporation of the University. The main objectives of the Center are:
1. Researching on the funamental fields on the basis of Shariah.
2. Reviewing the religious texts in order to respond to new intellectual issues of the contemporary world.
3. Explaining, analyzing and providing appropriate solutions to help solving the problems of religious community.
Center for Quranic Studies
The Center for Quranic Studies was established in 2006 with the aim of teaching and research in Quranic knowledge & sciences. The Center admits students at MA level in Quranic Knowledge & Sciences filed.
Center for Comparative Law Studies
Considering the importance and the necessity of comparative law studies of contemporary legal systems, especially Islamic legal system, the Center for Comparative Law Studies of Mofid University was found in 2008 with the following goals:
1 – To Produce knowledge and develop literature in the field of comparative law;
2 –To illustrate the legal systems of Islam and comparison and comparative study with other contemporary legal systems;
3 – To Study of the legal systems of different sects of Islam.
4 – To promote interdisciplinary studies and familiarity with contemporary legal systems;
Legal Clinic of Mofid University, as the first of its kind in the Islamic Republic of Iran, was inaugurated in 2007; so it may take some positive steps to reach a justice-based and right-oriented society. Hereupon, LC put the following activities on its agenda:
a. Programs for needful people:
1. Providing free consultation and legal aids and services (both in personal or on phone)
2. Setting indictment, bill, plea, plaint and etc for free
3. Providing the poor and low-income people with public (free-of- charge) lawyers.
b. Programs for law students:
1. Organizing workshops and training courses on clinical methods of legal education & on legal and judicial proceedings
2. Providing students with necessary and appropriate conditions to deal with real cases and Work with lawyers and solicitors and enjoy their scientific and professional experiences.