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The research in University of Ngaoundere
The research policy in the University of Ngaoundere is planned by the Research Council, under the supervision of the Vice-Rector in cahrge of Research, cooperation and links with professionals.

Policy



The research policy of the University of Ngaoundere is both realistic and ambitious. It is realistic in that, it takes account of available human and financial resources. Research and innovation are imagined here under three angles:
Preservation, improvement and addition of value to our natural resources and cultural heritage;
Facilitating access to technology for the purpose of optimum exploitation;
Openess to new technological and cultural dimensions capable of affording interesting opportunities in matters of development.

Emphasis is placed on cross-disciplinary and federative programmes. Multidisciplinary teams are thus brought together to tackle vital problems of our society from all angles by avoiding the isolation which is at the root of our having so much difficulty in transforming the enormous expertise accumulated in Universities into forces at service the development.

An articulated research policy began to take shape in 1999 and evolved progressively to culminate in a new policy in 2004/2005, inspired by,
Experience from the major research programmes GPRU 2000, which were performed through 2000 %uFFFD 2003,
The deliberations and recommendations issuing from the JUST (National University Research Week) 2003,
The new orientations of university research given by the Ministry of Higher Education and which privileges support for research teams structured around or on laboratories and postgraduate schools.
In view of the foregoing, thematic thrusts and areas of research retained derive from a general policy perspective which takes into account, the preoccupations of the NEPAD, the United Nations millennium development objectives, the main orientations of government policy on national development and the specific geographic situation of the University of Ngaoundere. In other words, Research must be anchored and rooted in national and local realities and at the same time be hooked on to African and world science.

Thematic thrust and areas


In conformity with the proposals of the scientific commission on research setup by decision N%uFFFD 141/UN/R/VR-RC of 19 January 1999 and following the resolutions of the University Council which sat on 23 March 1999, seven major research programmes were identified and the RUN 2000 was put in place to underscore and drive this new research emphasis. The programmes thus retained were:

Inspiration for research themes and areas derives from:

Environment and Sustainable Development.
Gender and Good Governance.
Creation, Development and Management of the Very Small Enterprise.
Cultural Heritage.
Development Improvement and Valorisation of Animal and Plant Resources
Food Technology and Nutrition.
Industrial Technology.
In addition, the recommendations of the JUST 2003, NEPAD preoccupations and the UN
Millennium development objectives have made it apparent that the following areas and concerns have to be given great attention by University Research.

Energy
Water and the Environment
Health
Infrastructures
Access to the developed world markets

Objectives



The above mentioned programmes and areas of research have as principal objectives:

Enable projection of a positive and radiant image of the university through the mastery of science and technology to the highest level of excellence
Ensure training by research of junior academics(faculty), notably those without a doctorate degree
Participate in the fight against poverty, which is major policy priority of government, thus allowing our university to carry out one its other missions, namely, backup the development effort
Ensure the integration of our university in the concert of national and international science thanks to interuniversity co-operation and partnerships with the private sector
Contribute to the training and formation of high level human capital capable of meeting the challenges of development crystallized in the preoccupations of the NEPAD and national government
Participate in globalization trends thereby making it possible for our university to obtain external funding within the frameworks of North-South and South-South relations
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