Maximising Research


Maximising Research examines a long-term strategy for enhancing research and publications that positively impact rankings at your institution.



What You'll Learn

  • How to enhance your university’s research and publications 
  • How to manage external funding 
  • How to develop scholarship at your university

Who It's For

University faculty, Deans for Research, and the Research Office

Get Prepared

We recommend completing the Maximising Research course after you have completed the Foundations of University Ranking and Foundations of Bibliometrics courses. 

This online course includes practical, interactive worksheets. We recommend you use a laptop or tablet if possible. 

Do you have a keen interest in university reputation building strategies? Enrol in the full programme for a 20% discount on all the courses!


Course Expert(s)

César Wazen

César Wazen is the Director of the International Affairs Office at Qatar University. He designed and implemented the ranking strategy that Qatar University has used to dramatically improve their university rankings.

César’s interests in rankings, academic accreditation and student assessment are backed by extensive experience teaching mathematics and statistics as well as in whole-school accreditation. He holds a BSc in mathematics, a teaching diploma and a master’s in educational administration and policy studies, all from the American University of Beirut and currently pursuing doctoral studies in European and International Studies.



The Building World Class Universities programme is an eight-course knowledge track that supports institutions with the foundations and strategies they need to begin or continue on their journey to becoming world-class universities.

The Building World Class Universities programme includes the following online courses:

  1. Foundations of University Ranking
  2. Foundations of Bibliometrics
  3. Maximising Research
  4. Increasing Visibility
  5. Crunching Data 
  6. Branding for Degree Presentations 
  7. Developing a Distinctive Position for Your University 
  8. Developing Alumni Relationships 


Enrol in the full programme now to get a 20% discount on all courses above!



2 Hours




Self-Paced - Online



Downloadable and shareable Certificate of Completion



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