Directorate of Research, Innovation and Extension (RIE)

Directorate of Research, Innovation and Extension (RIE)

History of the Directorate

The Directorate of Research, Innovation and Extension was initially named as The Directorate of International Programmes, Linkages and Research (DIPLR); established in 2013. DIPLR was later on split into two: Directorate of University-Industry linkage (U-IL) and Directorate of Research and International Programmes (R&IP). In 2019, the Directorate of (R&IP) was renamed; Directorate of Research, Innovation and Extension (RIE) with the function of International Programmes being transferred to (U-IL), which is now the Directorate of University-Industry Linkage and International Programmes (U-IL &IP)

Leadership of the Directorate

The Directorate is headed by a Director.

Mandate of Directorate (RIE)

To Coordinate provision of resources for Research and Dissemination of Research findings as well as coordinate Innovations and patenting.

Mission of Directorate, (RIE)

To coordinate, support and collaborate in research and innovation activities of the University community.

Vision of Directorate, (RIE)

To be a Directorate of excellence committed to creation and advancement of knowledge, skills and Innovations.

Objectives of the Directorate

  1. To coordinate provision of resources for University level training and conduct of research;
  2. To promote ethical research practices by the University community
  • To enhance research capacity through training and identification of grant calls and opportunities for University members to get involved.
  1. To hold seminars for both staff and students on Copyrights and Industrial Property Rights

For enquiries, do not hesitate to contact the Directorate through the email address: drie@karu.ac.ke