Vice President for Research and Partnership

The Vice President for Research and Community Service shall be accountable to the President of the University and shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Advise, assist and support the president in the exercise of his responsibilities;
  2. Design ways and means of promoting the relevance and quality of the Research and community activities of the University and supervise same;
  3. Encourage and support members of the research staff to develop their research capacities  and to demonstrate excellence in research endeavors;
  4. provide direction and support in the development and implementation of University goals, objectives and strategic plans to advance research
  5. work closely with all institutes/schools/centres and the various academic and administrative support units to develop and implement strategies
  6. seek external partners (local, national, and international) to enhance the University's research infrastructure and opportunities for high quality research
  7. Approve the employment of  research  personnel;
  8. Coordinate and direct the research and community service businesses  of the University;
  9. act as the nexus between the university and the community with respect to research initiatives of mutual benefit;
  10.  where applicable, develop mutually beneficial linkages with industry in order to develop partnerships and collaborative research;
  11.  transfer knowledge to society through outreach (e.g. collaborative research; seminars; workshops; lectures; websites; publications) and, where applicable, through technology transfer (e.g. collaborative research; contract work; and commercialization of intellectual property);
  12. Prepare and submit plans and performance reports to the President and follow up implementation of the plans;
  13. Exercise the responsibilities the president may entrust to him/her

 Contact Information Office of the Vice President for Research and Community Service

 Vice President for Research and Community Service

Alemayehu Debebe Mekonnen (PhD)

Office location

Main campus block 5




 Ext 292/518








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