The University of Kibungo (UNIK) considers research and development as one of the core businesses of the institution. Theyline with its vision to become an influential centre of excellence in education, learning, research and dissemination of innovative services to the communities with the broader view of contributing to integral human development through competitive and high quality research. The activities of research and development are coordinated by the Centre for Research and Institutional Development (CERID) and implemented by own staff or /and Faculty members. They include both fundamental and applied research, innovation and technology transfer, consultancy, institutional development as well as short, professional, and bridging courses. In this endeavor, UNIK builds on a strong partnership at the national, regional, and international level.