IRDC was originally created to manage research, consultancy, intellectual property protection and commercialisation. However, a new deputy Vice Chancellor’s post was formed in March 2008 and was made responsible for the intellectual property and commercialisation portfolio. IRDC was entrusted to enhance innovation and increase the rate of research outputs to be published in high impact journals.
More info see RMI (Research Management Institute) web site
Research Overview in the Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law is very active in doing research activities. Legal research is part of the curriculum in the law program at the undergraduate and post graduate level. Therefore, lecturers are involved in research activities throughout the semester. Lecturers are involved as supervisors, moderators and research committees.
Apart from that, lecturers are also active in doing their research projects as researchers. There are about 25% of the faculty’s lecturers at the moment involved in research projects via funding and grants from various sources.