|University Leaders take over the institutional Research Uptake baton|
|Wednesday, 10 August 2016 17:09|
At a symposium on the side of the recent Commonwealth Conference of University Leaders in Accra Ghana, Vice-Chancellors from the DRUSSA universities resolved to continue to provide strategic support for the consolidation of research uptake into institutional systems and processes and individuals’ key research process competencies.
They agreed that the organizational change practices that have taken place in each of the twenty two universities who have participated in the programme are of sufficient value that it is worth maintaining the network that has grown up between them.
Four strategic factors were identified as being key to realizing a five-year goal to have research uptake fully integrated in the university enterprise :
The Vice-Chancellors resolved to form a pressure group to champion research uptake with funders, science councils and academies of science, and with regional research bodies such as the regional Research and Innovation Management Associations, the Association of African Universities, the African Research Universities Association and Vice-Chancellors associations.