The Research and Professional Development Centre of East Africa University was established with an objective to promote and coordinate the research activities of the University; advise on research priorities geared to the fulfillment of National Development objectives; work as an outreach providing a link or bridge between the University and the World of work in identifying research and courses that are relevant to the needs of industry and professions.

The Research and Professional Development Centre aims at becoming a leading center of research which seeks to restore the dynamic and progressive role of the university in all branches of knowledge, and as such, endeavors to promote research activities within the University and in collaboration with other research and academic institutions and to disseminate research findings through publications, training programs, seminars and through the print media.

As part of its implementation strategies and to realize the stated goals, East Africa University, Garowe established the Research & Professional Development Center in February 2020. The University’s Deputy Director supervises the RPD Center which utilizes the services of a Director or Head.

The Centre serves under two main departments:

  • Research and Publication 
  • Professional Development




To be the best in sub-Saharan Africa while serving as a catalyst for innovation and technology transfer that are focused on development, empowering communities and solving social needs.




To coordinate, monitor and provide an enabling environment for quality graduate training, innovative research and communication of the research outputs.


  • Promote a greater awareness among researchers, Research Coordination Committee and provide advice on effective intellectual property protection, management, and exploitation.
  • Create a sophisticated approach for university’s graduation thesis from equipping students with hands-on skills on research to quality supervision to final report upgrading
  • Assist academic staff to identify relevant external funding sources, and prepare high quality applications through various channels such as research bulletins, grant guides, online databases etc.
  • Through the Professional Development Department, contribute to the quality creation of university students through innovations and newly created programs.
  • Add Value to East Africa University in terms of;
    • Improved integration of research and education
    • Improved translation of research into the public benefit
    • Promote and enhance cross-cutting research initiatives
    • Increase and diversify external research funding