Researchers excited about future prospects
On 17 October 2014, the Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences held their Annual Research Awards function on the banks of the Vaal River. The Bond Hotel & Conference Centre played host to this function where five recipients were recognised for their contribution towards research in this faculty.
Faculty of Management Sciences Research Awards
The Faculty of Management Sciences held its 7th Annual Research Awards on 24 October 2014 at Lord’s Signature hotel. The aim of the event is to recognise those that work tirelessly to ensure the research culture does not die within the faculty. The event was themed ‘Setting the scene for the next generation of researchers in the Faculty of Management Sciences’.
Research - The key to new knowledge
In this day and age it has become imperative to ensure collaboration between policy-makers, corporate entities, academics and NGOs for the generation of new knowledge, thus governments, business, industry and communities have become reliant on university researchers to meet with the rapid changes in the technological era.
Academics championing research
Away from the hustle and bustle of city life CBD of Vereeniging, lies the serene setting of The Lords Signature Hotel that hosted the Annual Faculty of Human Sciences Research Awards ceremony on 16 October 2014.
The Dean of the faculty; Professor Riana Van Der Bank, is an exceptional example of excellence as she encouraged and led her team of academics into completing their research projects to ensure that the faculty produces results that will ultimately benefit the institution, the community, business and government at large.
Building Community Engaged Scholarship at VUT
“Universities…are increasingly expected to play a leadership role in addressing problems of the larger community by engaging with practitioners outside of the academy…Engagement educates students for democratic citizenship, mobilizes multiple forms of knowledge, and leverages the capacities of all the participants to improve community well-being” (Action Agenda for Community Engaged Scholarship’s newsletter entitled” Change, July/August 2013).”
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