One of the core functions of a University therefore is to promote and facilitate research and publication of results. In response to this mandate, PAC University is advancing its research agenda and portfolio through the newly established Centre for Research, Innovations and Publications (CRIP) under the overall guidance of the University Research Committee. The Centre’s mandate is to advance, facilitate, support and strengthen capacities for research, innovation and scholarly publishing. The Centre is also mandated to enhance the development of a strong relationship between research and teaching thus creating a stable internal and conducive research environment, in addition to providing research support services.
To be a World Class Centre of Excellence in Transformational and Responsive Research, Innovations and Publications
To strengthen capacities for transformational research, innovations and publications in response to market needs, national research priorities and development agenda
CRIP has operationalized the PAC University Research Policy by activating the University Research Committee with the overall responsibility of coordinating all research, publications and innovations activities in the University and promote research partnerships with like-minded institutions. The Centre has also established the Departmental Research Committee with the main responsibility of harmonizing research and postgraduate activities at the departmental level. The members of the Committee serve as the liaison with the Graduate School and the Centre for Research, Innovations and Publications.
The key activities of the Centre are:
- Development of the PAC University research agenda/portfolio
- Development of research facilities and infrastructure
- Setting up an innovations and research products incubation centre
- Facilitating the harnessing, development, promotion, patenting and marketing of research products and innovations
- Strengthening capacities in research and enhancing scholarly publication through training workshops and seminars
- Development of credit and non-credit research courses