DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH, COLLABORATION, PARTNERSHIOP & LINKAGES
“A leading centre of excellence for strengthening training, research, innovations and partnership through fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration”.
“To provide timely and quality research enabling environment, support capacity building, knowledge dissemination and professional networking through nurturing and promoting creativity, innovations and cross-disciplinary collaboration”.
Directorate of Research, Collaboration, Partnerships and Linkages, of Umma University is mandated to undertake the following-
- To coordinate and implement research, innovations and partnerships policies;
- To coordinate and implement of all agreements and collaborations;
- To plan, coordinate and implement the University research programmes and projects;
- To provide leadership for knowledge dissemination activities including research findings, conferences, workshops, seminars and symposium;
- To coordinate publications activities of the University;
- To support, coordinate and undertake community outreach services;
- To enforce research ethics policies, standards and practices;
- To undertake any other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor.
Umma University understand that research have crucial roles to play in developing differentiated and effective academic systems. Research and development is the only vehicle and language that could transform and develop institutions, societies and governments.
With its robust research agenda, Umma University believes that it can effectively contribute to knowledge, skills and experience building in the field of Islamic finance, Islamic Sharia, Islamic studies, ICT, business management, health sciences and education. The University is the leading hub of knowledge of Islam with respect to contemporary issues faced by humanity.
Therefore, the University is strategically position in the region to intellectually contribute to the local, regional and global development agenda of the humanity. For example, Kenya realization of Vision 2030, development blue print capable of making Kenya a middle-income country, Umma University contribute to the higher order intellectual development that will make Kenya join the global knowledge society, characterized with competiveness, and sustainability in sophisticated knowledge economies.
RESEARCH INTEREST AREAS
- Islamic Studies of contemporary society issues and challenges
- Islamic finances models, modern business ethics and sustainability strategies
- Impact of ICT revolution in society
- Society, health and Islam
- Building civilizational-dialogue and alliances
- Leadership and governance systems
- Academic performance assessment strategies
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