The Department of Research, Innovation, and International Cooperation (RIIC) was established to provide a conducive environment that promotes cutting edge research, local and international network and grant opportunities within the context of globally acceptable Seventh-day Adventist ethical standards. Headed by a Director, RIIC is responsible for ensuring that the University is transformed into a center of excellence in Research, Innovation and Development. Vision Statement A research focused department building capacity in excellent innovative research and development. Mission Statement To serve as a catalyst for cutting edge ethical re-search, through interdisciplinary collaboration and joint ventures that impact national and global needs.