Dr. Daniel Nzengya

Director, Research and Innovation

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The research directorate was created in 2015 to create an enabling environment for research and innovation and manage research at the university. Some of the activities the directorate is involved in include: building/strengthening research capacity among staff and students, ensuring institutional compliance with regulatory bodies on matters of research, development, operationalization and implementation of policy infrastructure for advancement of research, operationalization of the university’s intellectual property, management of the university’s internal research grants, ensuring visibility of research by SPU scholars, management of dissemination of research findings via conferences, workshops, development/management of research collaborations, partnerships and linkages, and research consultancy support services to the university.

Another major activity of the directorate is the management of the university journal, known as the - African Multidisciplinary Journal of Research (AMJR). The African Multidisciplinary Journal of Research is a forum where researchers publish their scholarly work and disseminate their unique research findings to a wide audience. The staff and students from within and without the university have endeavored to publish articles through the university journal, thus contributing to the university repository. The articles are published twice (2) in a year, in the month of July and December. You are welcome to send your articles to the email address -

One of the recent breakthroughs for the directorate was accreditation of the Institutional Scientific & Ethics Review Committee SPU (ISERC) by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovations (NACOSTI) to conduct ethics review for proposals in Social and Health Sciences. The mandate of the ISERC is to review research protocols in a timely manner and ensure ethical compliance in the university. You can welcome to send your proposals for review to the email address –