The Research and Development Office provides executive and administrative support to research and development of the University. Primarily the executive arm of the Committee on Research and Development, the Office assists in recommending and formulating research policies, implementing research strategies from the university to the individual levels and developing initiatives to enhance the University’s research and funding performance.
The Office undertakes research information management and provides administrative support for the development of R&D centres at the University and faculty levels. Besides, the Office supports the quality assurance, internal and international reviews, and management of research projects and initiatives supported by the University and Research Grants Council. The Office also coordinates the internal and external research assessment exercises, research capacity building programmes as well as international research collaborations and exchange.
As a service to all academics at the University, the Office also organises seminars and workshops that promote external funding applications and internationally refereed publications.