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Research Information

Research output is defined as textual output where research is understood as original, systematic investigation undertaken in order to gain knowledge and understanding. Peer evaluation of the research is a fundamental prerequisite of all recognized outputs and is the mechanism of ensuring and thus enhancing quality.

There are three submission categories for research outputs:

A research article published in an approved journal will be subsidised as a single unit, if all the authors are affiliated to the claiming institution. In the case where authors are affiliated with two or more institutions, the subsidy is shared between the claiming institutions.

A book may be subsidised to a maximum of five units or a portion thereof, based on the number of pages being claimed relative to the total number of pages of the book, if all the authors are affiliated to the claiming institution. A guideline of a minimum of 60 pages and maximum of 300 pages will be allocated per unit or proportions and multiples thereof, if all the authors are affiliated to the claiming institution. However, where authors are affiliated with two or more institutions, the subsidy is shared between the claiming institutions.

Proceedings meeting the DHET criteria will be allocated a maximum of one-half of a unit (0.5) if all the authors are affiliated to the claiming institution. In the case where authors are affiliated with two or more institutions, the subsidy is shared between the claiming institutions.


Research Development Grant

The main purpose of the Research Development Grant (RDG) is to encourage universities to enhance their research capacity and improve their research productivity through a focus on developing the research capabilities of academic staff. The aim is to channel these funds towards the development of junior/emerging academic staff to enable them to become qualified and competent researchers through Masters, Doctoral, post-doctoral programmes, as well as other training programmes meant to enhance research capability.

Categories the RDG entails in are:

  • Mentoring / Supervisor training programmes
  • Research Capacity development programmes for recent recipients of a PhD qualification
  • Postgraduate study support programmes for developmental staff
  • Postdoctoral research fellowship programmes
  • The employment of contract staff

DHET Accredited Journals

Please ensure that only journals which appear on these accredited lists are submitted for subsidy purposes. For verification purposes please make use of these lists as accessing the online versions can be confusing.

The following lists are accredited for publications 2016:

Please do not use the 2015 DHET list when processing claims for publications in 2016.

Research Outputs Incentive Scheme

Supervisors who successfully ensure the graduation of their students within the Department of Education recognized minimum period of completion and are able to ensure the generation of technologically oriented research  will be allocated an incentive based on the research output of Masters and Phd students into their research cost code or salary upon graduation of the student.
Click here for research output incentive scheme

You can access MyVUT with your VUT internet login credentials. Should you experience problems contact the IT help desk:
Email: support@vut.ac.za
Telephone: 016 950 9111


Research Achievement and Research Excellence Awards

Faculty Research Awards VUT Excellence Award and VUT Achievement Award are presented annually. The candidate with the highest number of points in the Faculty will automatically be nominated for the University Researcher of the Year Award. Faculty awards and awards for the top three researchers are made in each category annually.
Click here for criteria for research awards

You can access MyVUT with your VUT internet login credentials. Should you experience problems contact the IT help desk:
Email: support@vut.ac.za
Telephone: 016 950 9111

Policies

The Research & Higher Degree Policies outlines the guiding principles regarding the management, support and development of research to all those involved in research at the Vaal University of Technology. It is applicable to all temporary, fixed term contract and permanent employees, as well as registered students of the University.
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You can access MyVUT with your VUT internet login credentials. Should you experience problems contact the IT help desk:
Email: support@vut.ac.za
Telephone: 016 950 9111


Annual Research Report

VUT’s Annual Research Report provides an overview of the University’s research outputs and centres of excellence activities for the year in review. It provides a record of each faculty’s activities,publishing, conference proceedings, capacity and expertise.

The Vaal University’s Annual Research Reports can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:

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