About CERI

The Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB) has the following essential components:
The Academic component which is the University teaching arm;
The Research and Business component which is the Center for Entrepreneurship, Research, and Innovation, CERI.
The Pastoral Arm


CERI was created by His Lordship Mgr. Immanuel BUSHU, Bishop of the Diocese of Buea by a pastoral letter of 29th May 2011 to act as another arm of Catholic University Institute of Buea. It sets a platform for innovation and research for the university community. While the university itself will focus largely on the theoretical part of learning, CERI will focus on the practical and commercial aspects. These components complement each other in the process of providing students with the appropriate academic training, entrepreneurial skills and values needed to become professional servant leaders.


CERI is the Business Arm of the University. It was created to deliver a Research Park on the grounds of CUIB. The Research Park will be a virtual and a real - time entrepreneurial ecosystem to support training and development of entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators within the science, technology and engineering and mathematics disciplines.


CERI is different from other units of CUIB in that, it fosters innovation, commercialization, and regional economic competitiveness through collaboration among national and international universities, institutions, industries, businesses and governments. Also, as a self-sustaining proof of concept center of excellence, CERI works to facilitate the creation, integration and application of innovative solutions to community problems.


The success of CERI’s activities and actions provide a platform to companies which are ready to experience the Economy of Communion (EoC) philosophy and excellence in science and technological innovation. This unique access to first class intellectual capital is the cache of CUIB. Above all, CERI strives to develop entrepreneurial leaders with the vision to change the competitive landscape in the business sectors and to become the research center and knowledge hub for social innovation and entrepreneurship in Cameroon, Africa and the world.


If you are reading this page, chances are that you have an entrepreneurial idea and intend to make the world a better place. Reality is that there is nothing stopping you from achieving your vision. We hope this helps provide a supportive companion on this journey.


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