University of Fort Hare Research Office

University of Fort Hare Research Office

University of Fort Hare Research Office

Research at the University of Fort Hare

The Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre (GMRDC) was established through the amalgamation of the earlier office of the Dean of Research and the former Govan Mbeki Research Resource Centre (GMRRC). The Centre acts as a service to staff on all research and Research and Development related matters across all campuses and administers the University’s research budget. It stimulates, promotes and builds research capacity among staff and post graduate students and works in collaboration with donors and national and international research bodies. The Centre also develops – and monitors the implementation of – the University’s research, postgraduate and research ethics policies. The Directorate of Post-Graduate Studies is located within the GMRDC and is responsible for the promotion, development and implementation of post-graduate teaching, services and activities across all campuses. Its main physical base is on the East London campus within the Research and Post-Graduate Centre at 4 Hill Street.

Research Focus Areas

  • Educational Research Niche on Early Childhood Development (ECD)
  • Emthonjeni Healing Centre
  • Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (ASELPH)
  • Centre for Transdisciplinary Studies (CTS)
  • Hunterstoun Centre
  • The Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC)
  • Agricultural and Rural Development Research Institute (ARDRI )
  • Isixhosa National Lexicography Unit (xnlu)
  • Eastern Cape Audio Visual Centre
  • Oliver Tambo Chair of Human Rights
  • Nelson Mandela Foundation Unit for Rural Schools
  • Fort Hare Institute of Technology (FHIT)
  • Fort Hare Institute for Social an Economic Research (FHISER)
  • Fort Hare Solutions
  • Telkom Centre of Excellence (CoE)
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group

Contact Details:

Alice Campus

University of Fort Hare
Private Bag X1314
Alice 5700
Telephone: +27 (0) 40 602 2440/2319
Facsimile: +27 (0) 40 602 2319
East London
University of Fort Hare
4 Hill Street
East London
Telephone: +27 (0) 43 704 7509/7511