Our Mission and Vision
The Social Research Center (SRC) was established in 1953. Over the last five decades, the SRC has been committed to carrying out multidisciplinary research on a broad range of subjects, engaging in capacity building of students and researchers in Egypt and the region, and striving to reach its aims and goals.
The mission of the SRC is to conduct and encourage multidisciplinary social science research in Egypt and the Arab region. This mission is fulfilled through the center’s two main activities, namely conducting research and building capacities. The center is engaged in a variety of research projects at both the national and regional levels, and has a distinct reputation for carrying out high-quality field studies and in-depth analytical research. It has also excelled in the area of building social research capacities for students, scholars and organizations engaged in social science research in the region.
The center strives to inform policy formulation and implementation while contributing to knowledge in the social sciences. It aims to contribute to developing skills and building institutional capacity in the region, as well as to advancing public debate about important issues.
The center does not research a for-profit basis and does not undertake any confidential research. It does not accept funding from any sources that cannot be publicly acknowledged. All research is designed to assure the rights of subjects to confidentiality and informed consent.
The SRC’s vision is to consolidate its standing in Egypt and the Arab region as the leading multidisciplinary social research center engaged in high-quality, cutting-edge and policy-relevant research that contributes to the service and development of society. The center strives to support and partner with national, regional and international counterparts.
The SRC draws on the values of Excellence, Diversity, Social Responsibility and Integrity
The center fosters an environment of transparency and adheres to a code of conduct. It does not research a for-profit basis and does not undertake any confidential research. It also does not accept funding from any sources that cannot be publicly divulged.
1. Policy and action orientation, whereby knowledge produced by the SRC’s high-quality research is relevant and responsive to development needs, and gets translated into policies and actions
2. Nurturing a supportive environment, whereby the SRC provides training and capacity-building services as well as the necessary supportive environment that allow the development of individual skills and institutional capabilities
3. Regional orientation and international collaboration, whereby the SRC expands its service beyond Egypt and becomes a leading focal point for policy-related research and training in the region. Furthermore, the SRC seeks to consolidate its ties with international collaborators