• Applied Research Themes

    • Applied Water Research

    • SPRINT-Hub

    • OptiMaL

    • Learning Technologies

    • Information Security & Digital Forensics

    • Artificial Intelligence

    • Games Research


    • Digital Distributed Ledgers, Cryptocurrencies & FinTech

    • Nursing Research

    • Social, Humanistic and Educational Research

      Applied Social Research encompasses social science disciplines which seek to use basic social science knowledge to make an impact on the daily life of communities, organizations and persons. Applied Humanistic Research gives leading importance to human beings, their created meaning and actions in research so at to improve the state of human kind in a wide range of contexts. Applied Educational Research denotes the systemic collection and analysis of data connected to the field of Education, amongst which; student learning, development and human attributes, teaching methodology, teacher training, student retention, classroom dynamics, educational organisations, and educational strategies that contribute to the educational outcome. 

      The above three aspects though being independent, may be also interdependent in research since the core principles are situated in improving the state of human kind, disciplines, organizations, communities and contexts. This interdependent research can be exemplified by the fusion of biopsychosocial and educational research.


    • Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

      This area of research includes projects aimed at improving the practice and services provided within the beauty and hairdressing field.  Research aims to improve practices such as skin care, manicure and pedicure, depilation, make-up services, eyebrow and eyelash treatments as well as treatments for the purpose of relaxation and stress.  Further insights into alternative therapies such as reflexology, stone therapy and aromatherapy can be explored.  Highly valuable research to be considered under this theme includes the social aspects of providing hairdressing, beauty and complementary therapies and how the service provided to the customers can be improved. 


      • The Creative Arts Practitioner: Research in Aesthetics, Influences and Processes

      • Theoretical Research in the Creative Arts

        Artistic practice and theoretical understanding of the arts are interrelated and they are strongly dependent on each other. This research theme encapsulates all studies focussing on defining and exploring theoretical aspects of the creative arts, which ultimately forms the foundation of creative arts practice. Current research falling under this theme focus on the development of a theoretical understanding of the cyberpunk genre, as well as the understanding of the adaptation of the philosophical graphic novel into film.


      • Research in Arts Pedagogy

        Pedagogical methods in the creative arts have always given rise to research questions in all artistic fields, particularly in the development of models of teaching the arts through an approach that naturally arises from artistic activity. Furthermore, with the arts sector being one of the most dynamic sectors in the industry, artists and professionals in the creative industry are in constant search to test the boundaries of their practices. This means that creative arts education has to keep pace with these developments by equipping the students with the best education for the present and the future. Research in creative arts pedagogy and methodology endows the art educator with the ability to keep up with the required upgrades and innovations in the ever-changing creative industries. 


      • Applied Marketing Research


      • Economy, finance and accounting

      • Education, HR and industry

      • Operations Logistics and Supply Chain Management

      • Engineering Fluid Mechanics Research Group