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18 November 2017
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How KNUST makes strategic choices about which research to feature for uptake and utilisation

Deciding which research to focus on to communicate solutions that could be taken up and utilized is now undertaken strategically.  Courage Julius Logah from KNUST discusses how the university chooses which research to focus on and some of the challenges that communications practitioners face in discovering research that fits the criteria for uptake.

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Developing a Research Uptake Culture

One of the challenges for communications practitioners is ensuring that they are alerted to quality and relevant research by the researchers themselves. Candes Keating interviews the Cape Peninsula of Technologies (CPUT) DRUSSA Champion and Deputy VC for Research, Technology Innovation and Partnerships, Dr Chris Nhlapo, about how CPUT is building a culture of Research Uptake at the university.

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The Division of Research, Innovation and Outreach (RIO) at Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University has a new Division of Research, Innovation and Outreach (RIO) which has established a web presence, a one-stop resource to provide institutional support for staff undertaking research and Research Uptake.

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DRUSSA’s Symposium on Higher Education and the National Development Plan in Ghana

What happens when you put 25 Ghanaian higher education stakeholders in the same room for two days? A) Lengthy arguments on the real reasons for the recent energy blackouts; B) an in-depth debate on why the Black Stars are underperforming; or C) a meeting of minds on the linkages between academia and policymakers through the generation of research evidence for policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

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African Research Excellence: the Launch of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA)

At the African Higher Education Summit held in Dakar in March leading universities established an Alliance of African research intensive universities with the purpose of sharing resources, supporting each other and building excellence in research and research management. In addition the Alliance hopes to serve as a hub that supports research across the African continent.

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