In the process of expounding on an IPR policy many terminologies will come into the scene and some of them have to be properly defined in order to ensure consistence in interpretation. Some of such terms include:

“Academic unit” is defined as a department/faculty/institute/directorate/centre as the case may apply for purposes of furthering the mission of the University and as further elaborated under section 18 of Act No 6 of 1984.

"Intellectual property" is defined as any invention, creation, innovation, or improvement developed with University resources, other than: traditional works of scholarship and creativity, instructional materials and institutional works.

“Council” means the Council of the University as established by section 13 of Act No. 6 of 1984.

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