The Directorate endorses the university’s mission of “Promoting excellence in learning and teaching, technology transfer and applied research” by facilitating the development and implementation of strategic research and postgraduate support policies that stimulates sustainable growth and increases the research base.

The Research Capacity Development (RCD) programme is part of the Directorate’s commitment to initiate and foster programmes that develop researchers. The Directorate runs a number of RCD initiatives for staff and students every year.

The RCD programme provides opportunities for staff and students to support each other. Workshop facilitators are highly respected academics who are experts in their field.

Summary of workshops offered through the research capacity development programme