The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has the mandate to facilitate teaching, research and outreach programmes as its contribution to the socio-economic development of Ghana. Its vision is to have a University strongly positioned with worldwide acclaim and has a mission to become the University of Choice in Ghana. In line with its activities to actualize the mission, the University is vigorously pursuing research as a key thrust of its Strategic Plan. This quest led to the production of the University’s 2012-17 Research Agenda and the establishment of the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC). 

The Research Agenda themed “Health, Education and Environmental Sustainability for National Development in Changing Global Contexts” offers faculty in the University of Cape Coast the opportunity to align with both national and international research agenda. The establishment of DRIC is to coordinate research activities in the University and more importantly, ensure that research undertaken by faculty meets international standards thereby achieving relevance and attracting funding. To achieve this, the University has developed this Research Policy to provide broad guidelines on the conduct of research in the University of Cape Coast.