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Research is an essential component of the fabric of KCST and is part of its vision to create a research vibrant institution.

Research has been a main consideration in the appointment of all academic staff in the College. Staff will be required to maintain and improve their research and research output while at KCST.

To support its vision on research, it is the policy of KCST:

  • To encourage each of its faculty members to pursue research programme(s) within his/her field of expertise, and to publish in highly ranked journals.
  • To initiate fundamental and/or applied research projects in partnership with industry are also highly encouraged.
  • To provides incentives to boost research output, such as Conference Attendance or Research Leave. In the future, the incentives scheme may also include financial rewards.
  • To encourage and support faculty in hosting distinguished researchers for short/medium term stays at KCST to boost collaboration.
  • To establish a distinguished research keynote series by high caliber invited speakers.
  • To encourage staff to build international research networks through participating in conference programme committees and journal editorial boards.
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