Research at KISS-DU
Research that benefits tribal stakeholders is given priority at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (Deemed University) (KISS-DU). KISS-DU remains committed to conducting socially relevant, innovative, high-quality research in interdisciplinary areas of interest. At KISS-DU, a vibrant research environment has been fostered by creating research chairs and seven Innovative Centers under the Institutional Innovation Council.
Research areas at KISS range from nanotechnology to COVID-19, plant genomics to artificial intelligence, endangered languages to indigenous entrepreneurship, economy, and emerging markets. Notable about the research carried out at KISS-DU is that indigenous researchers themselves gather first-hand data and perform action research, resulting in a more profound understanding of the socio-cultural, linguistic, and economic status and needs of tribal populations.