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Aligned with the global agenda for sustainable development, the University’s long-term strategic plan, UP 2025, is based on a commitment to pursue research that matters, research that addresses complex societal challenges and, in particular, challenges that are faced by the developing regions of the world. Our research strategy is informed by the global trend, in addressing the complex challenges of real world problems, of multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches, and our research has become increasingly team-driven. Our achievements also highlight the growing importance of networks and multi-stakeholder partnerships in driving research impact. By building on areas of research strength, and actively developing networks and partnerships in areas of societal relevance in order to leverage maximum impact, the University has pursued its commitment to using science and innovation for development, and for the well-being of people, society and the environment.

Research at a glance

Department of Research and Innovation


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