Major Research Areas

Major Research Areas of Seven Schools of Kathmandu University

Kathmandu University (KU) has given a high priority in research and many faculties are involved in internally as well as externally funded research projects. Various research projects are running in the university. Some research projects are community need based and some are national and others are need of international scientific community. The following are the major research areas of seven Schools of KU. These research areas are the main strengths of each Schools which are conducted by their different Departments. Further information on research activities in the departments can be obtained from  the respective departments.

School of Arts

  • Climate Change and Development
  • Youth, Sport and Development
  • Urban Studies; Inclusion and Disability Studies
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Heritage Studies
  • Eastern Philosophy and Cultural Practices
  • Sustainable Development and Environment
  • Public Health and Development
  • Landscape and Heritage Management
  • Handicraft and Entrepreneurship
  • Conflict Resolution and Peace Building
  • Local Governance and Development

School of Education

  • Entrepreneurship in education
  • Innovations in teaching and learning
  • Language and educational policy
  • Labor migration and education
  • Transformative education

School of Engineering

  • Turbine Testing
  • Artificial Intelligence – Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Vision
  • Green Energy including Hydrogen
  • Engine Combustion and Gasification

School of Law

  • Public interest litigation
  • Community legal education
  • Legal-management

School of Management

  • Management research
  • Impact of corporate ethical values on workplace attitude
  • Data and evidence for good policy governance

School of Medical Science

  • Rural and urban community health

School of Science

  • Environmental Science and Engineering: Pollution monitoring and control, Aquatic ecology, Cryosphere, Wildlife, Water management, Waste management & resource recovery, biodiversity and climate change
  • Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical sciences (drug delivery system, pharmaceutical biotechnology, pharmaceutical analysis), Pharmacy practice (medication therapy management, hospital and community pharmacy practice, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics), Phytochemistry and natural products
  • Biotechnology: Molecular biology, immunology, cell and tissue culture, Bioactive substances from medicinal plants and human nutrition and dietetics
  • Physics: Low temperature plasma physics,Material and surface sciences, High Performance Computing
  • Mathematics: Bio-Mathematics and computational fluid dynamics, Fixed point theory with applications, Numerics in Differential Equations, Queueing & Reliability, Demography & Data Analysis
  • Life Sciences : Sustainable agriculture and environment, Post harvest, Economy
  • Computer Science and Engineering: Artificial Intelligence (Natural Language Processing, Language Technologies, Image Processing, Educational Data Mining, Learning Analytics), Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Computer Vision, Human Computer Interaction, E-Governance, E-Learning, Active Learning, Health Informatics, Clinical Natural Language Processing, Information Security, Cyber Security, Wireless Sensor Networks