Research Interests

    Current Faculties Research Interests

    The university has seven faculties each of which has several departments that offer a variety of degree programmes at undergraduate and post graduate levels. All taught degree programmes contain a component involving a research project. The university also offers higher degrees (MPhil and PhD) that are based entirely on a research project. Besides the multidisciplinary research interests in the clusters, there are also a variety of research interests within the faculties.

    Applied Sciences

    • Biotechnology (Biofuels, gene flow, biosafety, biodiversity)
    • Ecology (interaction of flora and fauna)
    • Environmental toxicology (pesticides and metals)
    • Mathematical modeling of disease (AIDS, malaria, TB)

    Built Environment

    • Architecture of tourism sites
    • Bioclimatic approach to architecture
    • Cultural expression of architecture
    • Ecological sustainable architecture


    • Agricultural technologies and sustainable livelihoods
    • Customer care in marketing products
    • Ethics and corporate governance in financial sector
    • Impact of economic meltdown on savings
    • Performance of financial markets

    Communication & Information Science

    • Communication for development
    • Electronic publication of textbooks
    • Records management to drive an information society
    • Use of radio for communication in rural areas


    Industrial Technology

    • Alternative energy sources (wind, solar and biofuels)
    • Embedded electronic systems
    • Industrial and manufacturing engineering (operations management)
    • Minerals benefaction
    • Natural dyes and fibres for textiles
    • Water resources and management


    • HIV/AIDS and TB (clinical aspects)
    • Neonatal disorders
    • Nutritional diseases
    • Parasitic diseases

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