The Vice Chancellor for Research of Binaloud Institution of Higher Education works under the supervision of the director of the institute with the aim of directing and leading research activities and making research purposeful, as well as encouraging research. The Vice Chancellor for Research is responsible for providing appropriate scientific and professional guidance for the development of research and technology. The tasks of the Research Deputy involves proposing and preparing various research regulations; establishing scientific relations with universities inside and outside the country; cooperating in providing scientific services to the community through the implementation of applied research projects; holding scientific conferences and seminars, and publishing scientific findings and monitoring research affairs of the institute and the library. This department is currently the responsibility of Dr. Saadullah Velayati, who is also the chairman of the Research and Technology Council and the chairman of the research ethics committee of BIHE.

Dr. Sadullah Velayati graduated with a PhD degree in Geology from the University of Würzburg, Germany in 1979. He is a full professor and retired faculty member of the Department of Geography, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, and has written numerous articles in the fields of hydrogeology, hydrology and geomorphological Crest.


The most important executive responsibilities and managerial positions are as follows:


Member of the selected committee of the Faculty of Literature and Humanities of Ferdowsi University during the years 2002 to 2004


Member of the Graduate Committee of the Department of Geography, Ferdowsi University, from 2000 to 2002


Member of the editorial board of Ferdowsi University Journal of Geography and Development from 2002 to 2006


Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Geography and Environmental Hazards of Ferdowsi University since 2013


Member of the editorial board of the Scientific-Research Journal of Hydrogeology, University of Tabriz since 1399


Member of the Editorial Board of Geography (Applied Geography) Journal of Mashhad Azad University


Member of the editorial board of the scientific-research journal of dry areas studies of Hakim Sabzevari University


Editor of the Journal of Geography and Development of Ferdowsi University during the years 2002 to 2006


Member of the founding board and board of directors of the Iranian Scientific Tourism Association


Duties of the Research Assistant:


Planning to increase scientific production and to increase scientific and research position of the Institution

Planning the quantitative and qualitative promotion of the Institution

Guiding and planning scientific-research activities of faculty members, researchers and students

Management and planning of scientific-research collaborations of the Institution at national and international level

Planning and adopting policies to create, develop and expand the research activity of the Institution

Creating a platform to provide the necessary facilities for faculty members and students to use information resources

Planning to provide facilities and support for research activities of faculty members and researchers

Supervising the publication of university scientific works

Preparing the Institution research plan and presenting the goals and determining the research and technology priorities in the form of medium-term and long-term plans

Supervising the preparation and compilation of statutes and bylaws of related research and technology units

Supervising all research and technology affairs, university libraries and databases

Supervising the conclusion of research and technology contracts

Preparing and proposing various research and technology regulations with the help of relevant officials and supervising their proper implementation