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2 September 2015
DRUSSA Blogs
It`s Happening Here Media interest is key in Research Uptake success: showcasing Innovation

Engaging with print, electronic and digital public and technical media is an important part of university Research Uptake – journalists can play an important role in linking universities with their stakeholders, including industry, policy influencers and the general public. CPUT’s recent Innovation Showcase event shows how successfully engaging with the media can bring big rewards.

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RUM in Action The DRUSSA short course learning resource

The DRUSSA Short course learning resource was developed for DRUSSA Universities in support of their Research Uptake capacity strengthening initiatives.

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RUM in Action The DRUSSA literature review on Knowledge Utilisation

As part of the DRUSSA programme, a literature review has been conducted in the field of Knowledge Utilisation.  It is a resource that contains six essays on key topics.  We believe that this report contains topics relevant to scholars and practitioners interested in learning more about the extant literature on research uptake and utilisation.

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RUM in Action Exploring Research Utilisation at the University of Ibadan

Research Uptake is a key responsibility for research managers at universities but very often it is something that is learned “on the job” with little opportunity to reflect on the theory and best practices. Dr Eme Owoaje from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria is a DRUSSA-sponsored MPhil student in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST). She shares her experiences of learning from DRUSSA academic programme, from DRUSSA colleagues and how it influenced her role as the Director of the Research Management Office.

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It`s Happening Here Mbarara University of Science and Technology’s Approach to integrating Research Uptake into Institutional Infrastructures

The Faculty of Medicine at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) was established in October 1989. It is the largest Faculty in the university and currently has 23 departments and 1200 students. The faculty has a strong community oriented research focus and is the first faculty at the university to set up an Office of Research Administration (ORA). This move feeds into the overall university research strategy that recommends establishing similar offices in each faculty and institute as research administration and uptake management is integrated into university structures, including the planned Centralized Institutional Research Innovations and Management Office (CIRIMO).

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