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18 December 2014
DRUSSA Blogs
RUM in Action Institutionalising University Research Uptake – a Framework for Strategy

This blog provides an overview of a new report in the DRUSSA Handbook series. Entitled Institutionalising Research Uptake – a Framework for Strategy, the document provides guidelines and insights into how universities can incorporate Research Uptake into their broad institutional policies and plans.

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It`s Happening Here New Voices: Building Uptake Capacity amongst Young Researchers

This blog outlines an innovative programme at the University of Stellenbosch which builds the capacity of emerging researchers to promote Research Uptake, by developing their Science Communication skills.

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Research Uptake Improving Research Dissemination and Linkages between Research Institutions and Commerce and Industry

The theme of the 2014 WARIMA conference, held in Elizade, Nigeria from 24-26 November, was “Enhancing University-Government-Industry Research and Innovation Partnerships for local relevance and global competitiveness”. A round-table discussion featured the viewpoints of Federal ministries and agencies, the services and manufacturing industries, higher education bodies and WARIMA member universities.   The consensus was that, at present, it is the readiness of university graduates to participate in corporate and entrepreneurial jobs that can have the most impact.

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Tools & Tips TTI-PEC Approach to Developing a Policy Engagement and Communications Workplan

Uptake and use of research evidence is more likely to happen if there is an understanding of the needs of users.  The Think Tank Initiative Policy Engagement and Communications Workplan (TTI-PEC) toolkit is a useful resource when thinking through a comprehensive Policy Engagement and Communications strategy and workplan.

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Defining the Field Science Communication – an introduction to the theory and trends

This blog, based on a paper by Marina Joubert of the Centre for Research on Evaluation Science and Technology (CREST)  discusses Science Communication and its role as part of Research Uptake.

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