Welcome to the Division for Research Development at Stellenbosch University


The changing landscape of higher education makes effective research development and support a critical success factor in research-intensive higher education institutions. The Division for Research Development (DRD) is tasked with the advancement, facilitation and support of research at Stellenbosch University (SU).

Our support directly contributes to SU`s four institutional goals as described in the institutional plan, in that it strengthens and grows the institutional knowledge base; ensures sustainability (in particular financial); promotes academic staff and postgraduate student success; and promotes diversity through research capacity development and support.

This website will direct you to information on our areas of support, but will also provide you with institutional research-related information.