Research and Publication

RESEARCH POLICY

Background to University of Juba

University of Juba (UJ) was founded in 1975 and envisioned to be the leading Centre of excellence of higher education in the region and the world. The University is dedicated to provide a robust training and human resource capacity building for developmental needs of the then southern Sudan. The University has set its goal to conduct training, research and community outreach programmes for sustained peace, eradicating poverty and enhancing socio-economic growth in South Sudan. Moreover, the core values and the guiding principles of the University are anchored on encouragement and cherishing free and independent thought; celebration of scholarship, excellence, creativity and initiative; working as a team; maintenance of an inclusive, safe and clean working environment for students and staff; providing equal opportunity to all; and autonomy of the University.   

In October 1977, the University launched undergraduate studies and classes began in four Colleges of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Education, Social and Economic Studies, and Adult Education. In 1978 College of Medicine was established to provide medical care and health services to the entire citizens of the country. In 1989 the University was relocated to Khartoum due to the devastating civil unrest in Southern Sudan. While in exile the University witnessed enormous expansions on academic and research aspects.

Following the independence of South Sudan on 9th July 2011, the University completely repatriated to Juba. Currently the University hosts 13 schools, 4 Centres, 3 institutes and 2 colleges. These include: School of Art, Music and Drama (SAMD), School of Arts and Humanities (SAH), School of Applied and Industrial Sciences (SAIS),School of Business and Management (SBM), School of Computer Science and Information Technology (SCSIT), School of Community Studies and Rural Development (SCSRD), School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA), School of Education (SED), School of Law (SL),School of Medicine (SM), School of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (SNRES), School of Public Service (SPS), and School of Social and Economic Studies (SSES); Centre for Distance Education (CDE),Centre for Human Resource Development and Continuing Education (CHRD&CE), Center for Languages and Translation (CLT), and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Centre; National Transformational Leadership Institute (NTLI), Institute of Peace, Development and Security Studies (IPDSS), and   French Institute (FI) ; Graduate College (GC) and Kuajok Community College (KCC).

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Bachelor Of Science in Business Administration

1810 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011-8246

+1-2345-5432-45
bsba@kuuniver.edu

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Vision

 “The University of Juba aims to become dynamic regional and world-class center of excellence in teaching, research, innovation, and service to community by 2030”.

Mission

“The University of Juba is a leading educational center of excellence that is committed to national economic empowerment and social transformation through provision of quality education, pursuit of relevant research, promotion of innovation, facilitation of technology transfer, revival of national cultural heritage, protection of environment, and service to community”.

Motto

“Inventing the future, Transforming Society.”

Strategic Goals

The University envisions to achieve the following:

  1. Widening access to quality higher education;
  2. Internationalization of academic programmes and workforce;
  3. Pursuit of research of socio-economic impacts;
  4. Empowering and serving communities;
  5. Assisting in national integration into global knowledge-based economy;
  6. Facilitation of transfer of technology and know-how to strategic economic sectors;
  7. Revival of cultural and creative industries;
  8. Harnessing alumni contribution;
  9. Promotion of responsible use of natural resources and environmentally sustainable development;
  10. Leveraging Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and enhancing internet connectivity for teaching and research; and
  11. Producing transformational leadership.

Establishment of the Directorate of Research and Publications

Scientific Research and Publications are imperative for socio-economic transformation and prosperity. Moreover, scientific research remains a crucial benchmark of the University for State and nation building. Hence, in 1984, a committee of research and publications was constituted to identify and bridge gaps in areas of research priorities. Since then a number of academic staff members published considerable research articles in various national and international refereed journals.

In 2015 Secretariat of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research was re-instituted into Graduate College and Directorate of Research and Publications (DRP) vide Administrative Order No. 138/2015 dated 18th November 2015. The DRP was established to focus on upgrading the standards of scientific research and provision of quality publications of socio-economic importance for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Moreover, the DRP has been established to address issues such as limited number of researchers, inadequate research facilities and lack of protection from intellectual property rights among many others. Hence, should such issues be addressed the quality research outputs/products and robust publications would be revamped and the University will eventually recover its glory of 1990s and 2000s.

Department Contact Info

Bachelor Of Science in Business Administration

1810 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011-8246

+1-2345-5432-45
bsba@kuuniver.edu

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Social Info

Student Resources