In 1995, “Research and Training Centre” of the IRCS started its activities and in summer 2002, achieved the agreement and authorisation of Iran Ministry of Sciences, Research & Technology, then formally developed into “Iran Helal Applied Sciences Educational Institute”. It is a non beneficiary research and training centre consisting of a Board of Trustees, a Council and Head of the Institute.
The main goals and responsibilities of the Institute include:
1- Promoting and transferring working knowledge relating to the IRCS principles and objectives,
2- Improving disaster preparedness, response and recovery among staff and managing directors of the IRCS,
3- Training qualified human resources,
4- Developing working skills in order to increase utilisation,
5- Establishing coordination between skills and work knowledge pertinent to the IRCS activities.
The Institute has four divisions: 1- Higher Education, 2- Public, General and Specialised Training, 3- Research on natural disasters 4- Finance & Administration along with Statistics & Computer Services Office.
1- Public, General and Specialised Training:
This division monitors all educational affairs of the IRCS and consists of different units comprising public training, specialised training, in-service training and trainers’ affairs.
2- Higher Education:
This section is currently managing 5 courses in Associate and Bachelors’ Degrees. It is also planning to handle MA degrees relating to the IRCS objectives.
This section supervises different research plans and projects and has so far accomplished many practical projects. There is a crisis management library for researchers, university masters and students of high educations.