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About RICU


To deliver seamless support by making UESD the preferred partner for innovative research.


To provide support to researchers and safeguard the conduct of research and other sponsored activities for the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD). The Unit will apply approved regulatory and statutory frameworks, as well as organizational knowledge in a timely and professional manner in order to balance the university’s mission, the Funders objectives, and the investigator’s intellectual pursuits.


The mandate of the Research, Innovation and Consultancy Unit (RICU) is to oversee and support the conduct of research and Consultancy Services engaged in by employees of the University and create a conducive environment to nurture creativity and innovation in the University. Our mandates includes developing and implementing the University’s research and consultancy policies, fund raising for research, ensuring the effective distribution and efficient use of research funds, setting standards and ensuring effective dissemination of high-quality research output; representing the university in contractual relationships, grants application and administering contract research; establishing systems for ethical clearance; and registration, patenting and commercialisation of intellectual property.

Core Values

  • Community

A mutually supportive and positive workplace that encourages fun, respectful exchange of ideas, for personal and professional growth.

  • Flexibility

A broad-minded, creative approach to solving problems, improving processes and developing new skills.

  • Dedication

A commitment to accomplish goals and objectives and persevere through challenges.

  • Communication

A responsibility to provide the right information to the right people at the right time in an effective manner.

  • Integrity & Equity
    An ethical, open and honest approach in the conduct of all activities and a fair-minded outlook to balance workloads, recognize achievement and create opportunities for all.

Contact Us

2nd Floor of Lecture Block (Quality Assurance & RICU Office)

Email: (General Enquiries) (Head of Unit) (UEC Administrator)