Hubert Kairuki Memorial University understands the significance of research towards contributing to National socio-economic development. Research is one of the core functions of the University towards generation and advancement of knowledge. The results generated provide evidence-based facts for guiding the management, control and prevention of diseases.
The university is currently working on establishing a partnerships with other various universities, to counteract major health challenges in Tanzania such as; malaria,HIV/AIDS,Goiter, non-communicable diseases and related micro nutrient deficiency disorders.
At the moment HKMU has been able to acquire productive collaborative research activities with different Institutions inside and outside of Tanzania, with the purpose of addressing health problems and challenges confronting the society.
- Tanzania - Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization (TIRDO), Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS), Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), Comprehencive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) and Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC)
- North America - Harvard University School of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut University, California State University-Dominquez Hills (CSU-DH), Duke University and University of Utah
- Asia - Chinese University of Hong Kong and Guangdong Institute of Microbiology
- Australia - Global Health Alliances of Western Australia- (GHAWA)
Given the importance of research the Government, stakeholders and the community have the responsibility to support research activities for the University in order to encourage undertaking the relevant research for well being of the Tanzanians.