The research guidance center was established in Fall 2003 semester. It was founded to set the principles of research and academic integrity among students, as well as guide them as they do their research work. It acts as a bridge between professors, students, and research resources, and a kind of guarantee that research done is not copied, plagiarized or written by someone other than the student himself/herself. As such, assistants of the center guide and help students write research papers using the proper format, introduce them to the correct method of using available research sources, and ensure that they do not plagiarize. This is done through a series of individual conferences between research center assistants and students.
In each meeting, a different aspect of the research process is discussed and the student’s progress is monitored and evaluated. Through this valuable system, MIU students are ensured genuine opportunity for developing research skills, which have practical uses throughout their academic and professional life.