Structure and Governance

Structure and Governance

The Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) Division is headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RIE) who steers and manages research, innovation and enterprises activities, supported by the Research Development and Advisory Board as the main advisory board whose membership is drawn from across the university and industry.


The Research development and Advisory Board plays an advisory role to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Enterprise) on the following matters:

1. Research infrastructure development and formulation of appropriate policies;

2. Research planning, coordination, administration, logistical support;

3. Potential grant sources;

4. Protection of intellectual assets, commercialization, dissemination and publication;

5. Strategic alliances with government, industry, local and international research institutes;

6. Management of research libraries and archives;

7. Research branding setting research standards and benchmarking research quality assurance/control, research risk assessment and capacity building;

8. Coordination of seminars, consultancies, workshops, conferences and symposia;

9. Management of research contracts and consultancies; and

10. Management of University research fund, extension and outreach services.

The other Boards and Committees that support the operations of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Division are;

  • Intellectual Property Committee
  • Research Grants Committee
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Committee
  • Quality Assurance Committee
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