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Research and Scholarship Entities


Rhodes University recognises the value that research and scholarship entities contribute to the intellectual environment, the reputation, and the competitiveness of the University. The framework below is intended to give support, encouragement, and formal recognition to Institutes, Centres, Units, Groups, Chairs and Affiliates as integral components of the University's overall research, teaching and community engagement responsibility.

Research and Scholarship Entities Framework


Submissions for new research and scholarship entities are made to the Institutional Planning Committee via Faculty Board or other forum as appropriate to the entity. Please refer to the Research and Scholarship Entities Framework before making a submission.

The suggested format and proposal submission guidelines for proposing the establishment of a research or scholarship entity is found here....Establishment of Research and Scholarship Entities

Affilates and Institutes

Albany Museum

National English Literary Museum (NELM)

South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)

South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)

Rhodes University Research Institutes and related entities 

African Centre for Ocean Governance (ACoG)

Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics (AGCLE)

Biomedical Biotechnology Research Unit (BioBRU)

Biopharmaceutical Research Institute (BRI)

Biotechnology Innovation Centre (BIC)

Catchment Research Centre

Centre for Applied Social and Research Action (CASRA)

Centre for Chemico- and Biomedicinal Research (CCBR)

Centre for Economic Journalism in Africa (CEJA)

 Centre for Higher Education, Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL)

Centre for Postgraduate Studies (CPGS)

Centre for Radio Astronomy Techniques and Technologies (RATT)

Centre for Social Development (CSD)

Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSDem)

Confucius Insitute (CI)

Dictionary Unit for South African English (DSAE)

Discovery Centre for Health Journalism (DCHJ)

DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre (NIC) for Senors

Electron Microscope Unit (EMU)

Enviro Fish Africa

Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC) (renamed from the Environmental Education and Sustainability Unit)

First Physical Theatre Company

Highway Africa Centre

Institute for Environmental Biotechnology Rhodes University (EBRU)

Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)

Institute for Water Research (IWR)

International Library of African Music (ILAM)

Isikhumbuzo Applied History Unit (IAHU)

Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU)


Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) (incorporating the previous Centre for Social Accountability)

Research Unit on Iron and Manganese Ore Deposits

Rhodes University Law Clinic

Rhodes University Mathematics Education Project (RUMEP)

RU Bioinformatics Unit Centre (RUBi)

Rural Fish Project

Sol Plaatje Media Leadership Institute

Southern Ocean Group (SOG)

Telkom Centre of Excellence in Distributed Multimedia

UBOM Theatre Company

Unit for Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU)

Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality

Unit for Media Research in the Global South

Unit of Zimbabwean Studies in the Department of Sociology

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