Tue 16 Jul 2019
Message of Head of IRC

With a history of a decade in research and training, Insurance Research Center (IRC) has come to a stage to be identified as a pioneering research institute that develops necessary knowledge and training in the country.

Having professional and competent staff and up-to-date training facilities, this academic and research center, acting consistent with the grand policies of the countries regarding knowledge-driven economy as the main pillar of the resistance economy has always given priority to value-added productivity.

The main activities of the Insurance Research Center can be classified into five sets: "research plans", "training", "dissertation projects", "publication of books", and "journals". The strategic guideline for IRC is to transfer the technical knowledge of insurance, risk and actuary to and meeting with the scientific needs and solving the problems of the insurance industry through research and training.

IRC enriched with highly skillful human capital, modern facilities and acceptable capabilities, in its short lifecycle has successfully accomplished a dozen of research plans and over 600 master`s and doctoral dissertations. Holding training courses for the industry`s personnel and managers, conducting a wide range of seminars and conferences to improve the state and performance of the insurance industry are other remarkable achievements of IRC. Furthermore, since its foundation, this academic center has published over 200 books in various fields of risk, insurance, economy and etc., a scientific-research graded journal, and two scientific-promotional graded journals, in Persian and English and some other periodicals.

In order to make its knowledge products more applicable, IRC has intensely concentrated its activities on demand and supply in the insurance industry. Also, to transform its findings, it has attempted to forge and maintain strong and productive relationship with Central Insurance of I.R. Iran and the insurance industry. In this regard, following the advice of the president of Central Insurance of I.R. Iran, several research ideas and professional training course have been developed and designed in order to solve problems and to improve the state of the insurance industry. Accordingly, new research projects is expected to emerge from the same standpoint. Meanwhile, it must be noted that with offering professional training to the industry`s personnel, conducting nation-wide examinations for brokers, adjusters, and agencies, IRC has attempted to maintain a productive relationship with the industry.

Relying on knowledge management and the knowledge of management, IRC believes that with the help and support from universities, academic and research centers and employing global knowledge in commercial insurances, it can undeniably make major strides in line with the grand objectives of the country to exploit the resources to tackle industry`s problems and develop new knowledge. It is quite evident that this academic and research center will warmly welcome all the views and remarks to move along this path.

Amir Safari, Ph.D.
Head of Insurance Research Center


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