Directorate for Research and Innovation


Brief on the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology

The DICT came into being in 2010 following the merger of the three IT Service Centres of the University, namely, the ICTC ( Information and Communication Technology Centre), the MIS (Management and Information System Unit ) and the UCC ( University Computer Centre). The Directorate has seven digital centers and provides facilities for the conduct of high quality research of national and sub-regional significance, development activities, demonstration programmes, trainings and assessment of technologies for information technology and related disciplines for sustainable national development. The Center also provide maintain and regulate the on-campus internet access, which is beneficial to the teaching and learning processes of both staff and students. This Directorate provides the examination-hosting centre for the CISCO programme that the University is running. Training workshops, special classes, and a number of IT-related services are routinely being hosted and provided by the Directorate. Apart from the central cyber cafes to which the various Schools are assigned, each School (Faculty) also has its own café exclusive to its staff. Beside the Administrative Unit, headed by a director, the re-organized directorate has four other units.


Brief on the Directorate of Research and Innovation

The Directorate of Research and Innovation, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi was established in 2014 with the aim of advancing research that addresses challenges within the immediate University environment and foster innovation among both staff and students that will impact on their economic, social and political wellbeing as well as advance the University ranking both nationally and internationally as a center of excellence in research and innovation.



  • Coordinate research activities in the University.
  • Provide training for staff on writing award writing research proposals.
  • Source funding for research and innovation purposes
  • Evaluate research proposals for funding.
  • Facilitate/coordinate the establishment of research collaboration with other institutions/Universities/industries within and outside the country.
  • Ensure compliance by researchers with the University research policy/mandate and/or the rules and regulations of funding agencies.
  • Monitoring of research budgets and research progress.
  • Ensure efficient and transparent utilization of research grants.
  • Identify and recommend potential research and innovation funding sources to researchers.
  • Keeping records of research grant recipients.
  • Identifying research output with innovation potentials.
  • Incubating innovative research products for commercial production.
  • Supervision of Science and Technology parks.
  • Facilitating patenting of innovations by staff and students.

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Engr. Dr. HARUNA Yau Shuibu
Prof. Sani M. H
Engr. Musa Idi
Engr. Idris Musa
Prof. Hamisu Mohammed

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