As part of its efforts to promote faculties\' research participation and performance, the Kuwait University (KU) yesterday honored six outstanding researchers. The awardees include - Prof Charles Ezemuzie (Distinguished Researcher Award in Basic and Applied Sciences); Dr Laila N Marouf (Best Young Researcher Award in Arts and Humanities); Hayfaa A Abdulkareem (Graduate Studies Students Project Prize in Basic and Applied Sciences); Ali Abdulreda Al-Shaikh (Graduate Studies Students Project Prize in Basic and Applied Sciences). Others include Dr Usgor Senanuglo from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences and Dr Tariq Al-Bahri from the Department of Chemical Engineering. Kuwait University\'s President Prof Abdullatif Ahmad Al-Bader lauded the immense contributions made to the university, \"The university accords recognition to the outstanding research accomplishments through the provision of awards, incentives, and rewards,\" the president said yesterday. He vowed to carry on the mission of developing qualitative institutional research. This he said \"involves the sustenance of established programs for the faculties to pursue their respective research goals and priorities in an environment that energizes research performance, and nurtures their innovative, inventive and creative powers. Our objective is to provide world-class education as we advance, persevere, and disseminate knowledge, in addition to preparing educated, enlightened and qualified human resources to realize our developmental needs,\" Prof Abdullatif Al-Bader added. He said, \"The university will continue to facilitate researchers in implementing their research objectives, and enhance mutual bonds of confidence, as a team, for developing an aptitude of high quality research to generate outputs of scientific significance a nd impact. Established in October 1966 under Act No 29/1966, KU is striving to develop its academic programs continuously. With 16 colleges, the university has witnessed a significant expansion in the number of scientific colleges. Some colleges have received academic accreditation as they offer wide range of programs in sciences and humanities at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, with 1,436 internationally renowned and culturally diverse community of professors and academics, providing the highest level o f teaching, research and scholarship. The number of students at KU has reached 29,000.