SMU as the only Health Sciences University in South Africa is strategically positioned to focus on multidisciplinary health research that will provide solutions to ease the quadruple burden of disease facing the country.
The Research Directorate is tasked with the leadership, management and administration of Research and Innovation at SMU. We aim at building an environment that allows academic freedom and yet being aligned with National Health Research Summit Report as we participate in the production, dissemination and utilization of new knowledge for quality health services.
The Directorate facilitates and supports staff and postgraduate students in the areas of:
- Research Development
- Grants Management
- Research Ethics
- Strategic Partnership and Innovation