Research & innovation initiatives

The aim of the Research and Innovation portfolio is to produce research excellence in all academic fields at the university and across all eight colleges: Economic and Management Sciences; Law; Human Sciences; Education; Science, Engineering and Technology; Acounting Sciences; College of Graduate Studies; and Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.  Various initiatives have been embarked upon to support this aim.

Research flagship projects

Flagship projects are undertaken within colleges and are in direct support of Unisa’s research focus areas.

Research Institutes and Chairs

Unisa has various notable research institutes that specialise in different types of research.

Research in the Colleges

As with any institution that takes pride in its research capabilities, Unisa regularly appoints and hosts research professors.

Innovation Support

Our innovation support programmes serve to strengthen research and scholarship at the university.