Brief History

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The Division of RPE came into existence in March 2011 following the establishment of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, RPE.  The Division is charged with the responsibility of enhancing research activities in the University in order to achieve and sustain “Excellence in Research, Production and Extension”. To achieve the excellence, the Division is focused on a Mission to “promote the discovery, application and dissemination of knowledge through quality research and innovation”.  

COMPOSITION OF RPE DIVISION
The following Units constitute and support the functions and mandate of the RPE Division:
a)    The Office of the DVC, RPE
b)    The Intellectual Property Management Office (IPMO)
c)    The Science and Technology Park
d)    The Centre for International Programmes and Links
e)    The Board of Postgraduate Studies.
f)    The University Graduate Research Library
g)    The University of Nairobi Press
h)    The Grants Office in Finance Department

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES OF THE RPE DIVISION
a)    Initiate and maintain Inter-departmental Researches in the University and partner with other institutions.
b)    Promote, protect and exploit intellectual Property Rights.
c)    Disseminate research funding technologies and innovations to stakeholders
d)    Promote relevant and applicable academic research.
e)    Promote commercialization of research output and innovations.