UCAD was established in 1957, and offers learning and research opportunities in a broad spectrum of disciplines. UCAD has 6 faculties, 10 university institutes, and an Inter-State School of Veterinary Sciences and Medicine.
The focused areas of UCAD are: Water Quality and Water Uses; Life Sciences, Health and Environment; Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Engineering; Human and Society; Mathematics and Computing. The university has three major units for: Renewable Energy; Plant and Microbial Biotechnologies; and Public Health (Bacteriology/Virology).
UCAD has the following laboratories: Laboratory of Semiconductors and Solar Energy (LASES); Laboratory of Materials Science (LSM); Laboratory of Applied Energetics (LEA); Laboratory of Renewable Energy (LER); Laboratory of Physics of Atmosphere and Ocean; Laboratory of Photovoltaic Energy; Laboratory of Thermal Energy and Thermodynamics; Laboratory of Biomass and Domestic Fuels; Laboratory of Wind Energy; Laboratory of Plant Biotechnologies; Laboratory of Fungal Biotechnologies; Laboratory of Microbiology; and Virology Laboratory.
UCAD has expertise in Conversion and Energy Storage (Thermal, Wind, and Solar); Thermal Comfort in Housing and Energy Efficiency; Modeling Systems Renewables and Design of Static Converters; Monitoring and Control of Power Systems; Study of Cells produced by Electrochemical Doping; Electrical Properties of SnTe; Tabled CdTeSe and Electrochemical Characterization; and Models for the Spectral Response of Photo-electrochemical Cells.
UCAD is looking for research collaborations in the fields of Agriculture, Food Security, Biotechnology, Renewable Energy, and Public Health.