|Snapshot: Addis Ababa University makes changes to improve Research Uptake|
|Thursday, 12 June 2014 12:09|
Prof. Teketel Yohannes spoke at the recent INORMS2014 conference, on what Addis Ababa University is doing about Research Uptake and his university’s drive to get research into use.
Addis Ababa University [AAU] has been engaged in research and community service activities since it was established in 1950. In recent years there has been a major drive by AAU to reinvigorate its entire research landscape while organically linking it with industry through vigorous technology transfer.
This initiative began after a thorough assessment of AAU’s past and present; through critical reflection on choices for future directions for the university and included the recent conclusion of a large-scale Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR) exercise.
In line with the current trend of modification at AAU, the changing horizon of education generally, and taking the responsibility entrusted to the institution by the Ethiopian government into account, the AAU recently subscribed to a new vision of becoming a preeminent research university in Africa.
A New Organizational Platform
Building Responsive Research Capacity
Research to Address National Problems
By definition, tackling large-scale problems requires a thematic approach that is multidisciplinary, extending across more than one department/school/college and incorporating a number of research groups. Cooperative tactics, designed to address issues of broader context and scope, underscore this approach. The intention is that strategically coordinated and networked research programmes will ultimately achieve far more than individually initiated and conducted research projects.
Research Uptake Communications
The impact of the DRUSSA programme
Prof Teketel Yohannes Anshebo is Director for Research at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.br /> email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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