Research at the University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare is committed to the promotion of research as a core university activity and the building of research capacity. Its research strategy recognises the need for research to address local, regional and national needs. It seeks ways to engage in a critical dialogue with partners to build research in areas which complement the University's historical niche as an African university whilst ensuring internationally recognised excellence.

The University is supported by the National Research Foundation and participates in its IRDP, Thuthuka and Focus Area Programmes. It has approved Research Niche Area programmes in: Water Resource Management; and Sustainable Agriculture and Land Use Strategies. It has new Niche Area Programmes under review by the NRF in: Culture, Heritage and Social Transformation; and Rural Household Economics. In collaboration with THRIP, Telkom funds a Centre of Excellence in the Computer Science Department. Among the major supporters of research are the CSIR, ESKOM, the Medical Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, SANPAD, the Development Bank of South Africa and the Water Research Commission as well as national and provincial government departments.

Research  at the Faculty level is overseen by the Faculty Research Committees which coordinate and promote research among staff and post graduate students.

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