The Division of Research, Innovation and Linkages is responsible for developing policy proposals on linkages, outreach and community services; Making recommendations to the Senate on various ways in which the University will reach out to offer services to the public and Planning for effective participation by all persons at the University in community services. The Division also makes appropriate arrangements for open days at the University and liaises with other stakeholders so that the University can exhibit at agricultural shows, trade fairs and such other.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lucy Irungu signs a guest book during the 2018 Southeastern ASK, Machakos Branch Show, where she was the Chief Guest on Thursday 28thJuly, 2018, the 2nd Day of the Show

High School Agriculture students visited the University Agriculture standduring the 2018 Southeastern ASK, Machakos Branch Show

Other Functions

The Division facilitates the development and establishment of sustainable community programmes;co-ordinating the placement of Machakos University students on industrial attachment and internship within the University; developing  strategic alliances with the two levels of government, industry and research institutions;Mounting capacity building activities for  communities around the university;Institutionalizing  networking for outreach programmes in the university;Developing and establishing sustainable community programmes and Coordinating industry career talks to students.