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18 October 2017
DRUSSA eAlert | December 2015
 DRUSSA eAlert  |  December 2015

Welcome to the final DRUSSA Alert for 2015.  It has been an important year, with good progress in Research Uptake planning and implementation at the DRUSSA universities.
 
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank everyone who has contributed to promoting university Research Uptake in sub-Saharan Africa during 2015.   Good wishes from the DRUSSA team in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and London for an enjoyable end-of-year break. 
 
 
GOOD READS ON DRUSSA.net: University of Fort Hare

In an intensive workshop the University of Fort Hare (UFH)’s Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre (GMRDC) identified research uptake priority areas, identified key internal and external institutional stakeholders and developed a road map for taking the UFH Research Uptake Strategy forward.

You can read more about the workshop on the DRUSSA.net website 
 
GOOD READS ON DRUSSA.net: A year of blogs

DRUSSA.net has brought you four Digests, and over eighty blogs during 2015. The word cloud below shows us some of the words most used this year in the blog titles.
 
We have had contributions from West Africa, including University of GhanaKNUSTUniversity of IbadanUniversity of Calabar and the University of Buea. Southern African contributing universities included Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyUniversity of LimpopoUniversity of Fort HareUniversity of Botswana, and the University of Zambia. East Africa universities have also contributed, including University of MauritiusKenyatta University, University of NairobiUniversity of RwandaMbarara UniversityMoi University and Makerere University.

These blogs reflect not just the range of universities contributing, but also the depth and breadth of Research Uptake activities taking place in the DRUSSA Programme.
 
LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: SARIMA workshop on Research Impact Assessment

The Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association will be running a workshop on the 22nd and 23rd February on the societal and scientific impact of research.

The workshop is being held in Stellenbosch, in collaboration with the World Health Organisations Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. 

A detailed invitation will be circulated in early January and drussa.net will keep you informed.
 
 
 Best wishes as we go from 2015 to 2016
 
As DRUSSA closes over the holiday season, we would like to wish you all the best as 2015 ends and 2016 begins. Given the diversity of  DRUSSA Universities and partners, not only geographically but in terms of religion, culture and language we thought we would share with you the West African symbol of knowledge . The implied meaning of the phrase “mate masie” is “I understand” and understanding means wisdom and knowledge, but it also represents the prudence of taking into consideration what another person has said.