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Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Studies

Director of Research and Postgraduate: Dr. Ptoton Mnangat Brian

The Muranga University of Technology (MUT) was formally Murang’a University College (MRUC) and Muranga College of Technology, which was transformed to a modern institution of higher learning and has become a leader in the development and expansion of the opportunities for higher education and research especially in Engineering and Technology, Basic Sciences and Social Sciences. MUT has positioned itself as a globally recognized University  guided by its vision and mission that are aligned to the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Kenyan Vision 2030, which recognize that integration of science, technology and innovation (ST&I) as vital to a Knowledge driven economy development.

The Directorate is under the Academic Division which is headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic, Research, Innovation and Extension) and is currently headed by the Acting Director (Dr. Ptoton Mnangat Brian).

Under Postgraduate Studies, the Directorate has the mandate to provide and manage the Board of Postgraduate Studies (BPS) functions in the University by coordinating, formulating and developing Postgraduate policies and programmes in collaboration with the Schools and the University. The directorates envisions itself to be a nationally innovative and providing Postgraduate training of market targeted manpower in Engineering and Technology, Science, Social Sciences.

Under Research, the directorate aspires to providing an enabling environment and culture for research and innovation while participating in generating knowledge, technologies and innovations that are transferrable to relevant Industries for commercial purposes and national development.

Currently, the University is at early stages of establishing a state of art Science and Technology Park for incubation and commercialization of all innovations from researchers and entrepreneurs within and without the University. The University has developed a number of prototypes innovations and inventions within the various schools. Our students are also at the centre of innovation and are involved in Research especially in the area of ICT.

The University has developed research facilities, fabrication workshops and equipments that can be accessible by academic researchers, research fellows, undergraduate and postgraduate students or other interested collaborators. The University has signed several memoranda of understanding (MoU) with various collaborators. For example the Directorate with School of Pure and Applied Sciences are in the Process of establishing of Beverage and Alcohol Testing laboratory in collaboration with the County Government of Muranga. Our Model of collaboration is guided by the Triple Helix Model which involves the Government, Academia and Industry.

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