In all we do, we are driven to dig deeper, push further and ask bigger questions and to leverage our knowledge to enrich all human life. KCN is an intensive research college that regards the creation of knowledge, skills, understanding and impact as one of its fundamental mission. The college sees research both as essential to human aspiration and as critical to the development of cultural artefacts, technologies and services to improve the quality of life for all. Our Research Centre, faculties, departments and students work at the cutting edge of research in their fields and collaborate with colleagues across disciplines and institutions to address society's biggest challenges. Our commitment to research excellence is an investment in the future.

Led by the Dean of Research, the Research Centre plays an enabling role in the College’s vision to be recognised as a leading research-intensive college both in Africa and World at large. It also exists to provide research, consultancy and grants support to KCN faculties, students, affiliates and collaborators. Therefore, it balances its focus on research and innovation and the partnerships fostered by creating an environment that is conducive to scholarly pursuits.

From accessing funding/grants for research & project grants, facilitating the development of research priorities by Faculties, Departments and Research Units at KCN in line with international, national and regional trends, working with UNIMA and other constituent colleges to mobilize sufficient resources for research through supporting students research development skills and capacity building initiatives in health systems research the Centre provides a creative and supportive environment in which researchers at the college and from across Malawi, the region and the international research community can contribute to the impact of research on the well-being and health needs of society. Students conduct research in almost every field and seek to expand human knowledge through analysis, innovation and insight.

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