Research and development is part of the primary mission of the Visayas State University (VSU). The University’s mission of generating knowledge and technologies is aimed to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and understanding, and to the national goals of innovation, economic development, social development, and environmental sustainability.

High quality research enables VSU academic staff to expand knowledge base, incorporate new ideas and apply innovation and into what is being taught. For years now, it has generated diverse breakthroughs in crop and livestock production, crop protection, plant breeding, postharvest technologies, food processing and biotechnology.