Office of the
Deputy Vice Chancellor
(Research, Innovation and Linkages)

Prof. James Muola,


Professor in the , School of Education


The division for Research, Innovation and Linkages at Machakos University is one of the newly established divisions with the overall responsibility for research policy development and general oversight of the University’s research activities, industry liaison, intellectual property and commercialization.
The creation of the division in a young University that was only awarded a Charter on the 7th of October 2016 is a clear demonstration of the University Council’s commitment to recognize and support research and innovation. The mission of Machakos University is to provide high level manpower through quality training, Research, Consultancy and Community Service. This evidently demonstrates that indeed research and creative inquiry is a core mandate of Machakos University.
The division therefore leads research, development, commercialization and innovation activities in the University. These activities include but not limited to; mobilization and disbursement of research funding, development and enforcement of policies on research and innovation, research collaboration, and industrial partnerships. The University recognizes and supports linkages with other institutions of higher learning and the broad industry at all levels including curriculum development.

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