Office of Research and Development

The Office of Research and Development (ORD) supports the vision of the University by coordinating research throughout the University via Departmental and Faculty Research Committees, and as Secretariat of the University Research Committee. ORD undertakes its mandate by developing policies, strategies, guidelines and processes to enable the delivery of the University Research Strategy.

Key functions of ORD include assisting Faculty and Departments to implement their research agendas; oversight of ethics issues; establishing national and international research partnerships; offering training in research methodologies and management to internal and external stakeholders; support for staff consultancies; and commercializing research outputs.

In essence, ORD is a dynamic team of professional people at the hub of research at the University of Botswana. Our team always looks forward to assisting internal and external partners interested in developing research and innovation opportunities at the University of Botswana, and beyond.