Office of Research and Development

Do you need support for your research or want to know about research at UB? We are the research hub with a dynamic team of research management professionals. Our integrated suite of services is available to university staff, students and external stakeholders.

We coordinate the implementation of the University research strategy towards the realisation of the University’s research intensification. Our mandate is to develop policies, strategies, guidelines, systems and processes to enable the attainment of the University vision and mission.

 Our key functions include supporting faculties and departments to implement their research agendas; develop research contract and agreements; provision of funding opportunities; research performance and quality management; maintenance and provision of research information, monitoring and promotion of ethical practices in research; and provision of guidance and services for commercialization of research output.

The knowledge economy beckons, let us drive you there!


 Our contacts;


Prof Gabriel Faimau (267)3552901

Centre Administrator

Mr Molefe Rantsudu


Asst. Director, Ethics

Ms Dimpho Ralefala


Asst. Director, Grants & Contracts 

Mr Olebile Bolobilwe


Asst. Director, Commercialisation & Consultancies

Dr Nthoiwa Kereilemang


Online Systems Support Manager

Mr Kenneth Kavuna



Office contacts:

Ms F. Merementsi



Physical location:

Block 243, room 150

4775 Notwane Road, Gaborone, Botswana

In pursuit of academic excellence