A cordial welcome to the Department of Research and Administration!

The Department of Research Administration and Development is a key Department at the University of Limpopo (UL) reporting directly to the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Partnerships, Prof Jesika Singh.  We have oversight of research performance across the University, developing and implementing policies aligned to the University’s Strategic Plan (UL 2019 - 2023) Goal 5, which is improving the University’s research standing and status.

The department further intends to accelerate professional, quality, efficient research output with the hope to generate funds for the university.

To achieve UL 2019 – 2020 Goal 5, we already begun to visit every UL Faculty to identify research needs among the academic staff and post-graduate research students; and a series of research training workshops are offered per their needs. The department is continuing with its mission of advancing researchers who are doing well and capacitating emerging researchers through its annual initiatives such as the University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP) and the Research Development & Support, Incentives & Awards Programmes and Procedures

Among its key research responsibilities, the Department is responsible for managing and directing all aspects of planning, policy, performance, operational support for research and innovation activities and to implement technology transfer and Intellectual Property (IP) management strategy.

 In this regard, the ability of the Director to connect operational activities to strategic outcomes is critical to success. The Director is tasked to ensure that the Research Office team delivers a high standard of customer service and engagement with researchers and other internal and external university stakeholders.

The Department cordially invites you to join us on a journey to promote and develop high-quality research and innovation and to continue finding solutions for Africa.

Dr TE Mabila
Director: Department  of Research Administration and Development
4th Floor, L Block Building
Tel: +27-15-268- 2491/2401
Fax: +27 (0) 15 268 2306
Email: Thembinkosi.Mabila@ul.ac.za


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