The principal thrusts of the Research, Development and Extension Office is generally based on researches and extension programs that bespoke the socio-economic improvement of the quality of life of the people in the region, believing that it would consequently impact on the economic development of the country as well. Inherent in the program are research and extension projects that are basically anchored on the advance of new knowledge, innovative technology, development of novel skill/competence, and inventive product development that can be utilized by the community, and can be used for product commercialization. URDEA abides by the concept and principled practice of putting EVSU into the heart of the community (communiversidad), and employs resources convergence from among agencies with parallel passion.EVSU adopts the following thrusts for establishing priorities in developing, processing and funding research and development and extension programs and projects:
- Poverty Reduction;
- Food Security;
- Nutrition and Health;
- Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Mitigation Management.
- Inclusive Economic Growth;
- Good Governance and Public Resource Management;
- Human Capital Development;
- Gender and Development;
- “Waray” Culture and Arts;
The RDE agenda of the institutional partners, project collaborators and other client organizations (local or international), as may be determined by the University RDE Council (URDEC), shall likewise form part of the University’s URDEA.