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What DRSG is about

Director's Message

Sr. Prof. Agnes L. Lando (Director)
    Research Directorate

The Daystar University Charter recognizes research as an integral part of the University’s mission, objectives and functions. The University aims at providing Christian-based higher education training and research for the expansion of God’s Kingdom in Africa and the world. Based at the University’s Nairobi Campus, the Centre primarily has three functions namely:

  • Academic Research:

    The Directorate promotes research among Daystar University Staff and Faculty by administering the University research funds and providing training in research methodology.

    • Generation of Knowledge for teaching purposes through conference presentations, consultancy and publications.
    • Provision of academic support to faculty and postgraduate students in all phases of their research: proposal writing, data collection, data analysis and report writing
    • Provision of specialized equipment for field research: audio recorders and transcribing machines
    • Identification, documentation and compilation of academic research.
    • Strengthening of local and international research networks
  • Publications:

    The Directorate publishes Perspectives, an academic journal of the University twice a year and undertakes publication of books written by staff and faculty and editing of manuscripts.

    • Edit and publish academic publications
    • Host regional and international journals
    • Plan and implement academic conferences and publish proceedings
    • Disseminate research findings
    • Facilitate publications of monographs
  • Consultancy:

    The Centre undertakes consultancy with organizations, Churches and para-church organizations. The Center is based on Nairobi campus.

    • Coordinate research projects for local churches, Christian organizations and other community-based organizations
    • Facilitate short courses in Research and Consultancy
    • Host and facilitate local and international visiting researchers in conducting their research projects
    • Monitor and evaluate activities for development projects

Objectives of the Directorate

  • To generate, store and disseminate knowledge for teaching, ministry and development purposes
  • To encourage and support faculty to write proposals for funding
  • To support faculty and students in data collection, analysis and writing of research reports and papers
  • To facilitate faculty to publish their research output as books, journal articles and other formats
  • To strengthen local and international research and consultancy networks.
  • To continuously improve the capacity of faculty and students in the field of research through relevant trainings
  • To support schools and departments in planning and hosting local and international conferences
  • To manage the University research grant