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Think Tank Initiative

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@TTI_ITT has a new website: http://t.co/yejecvTrUU worth checking out. It has some interesting new information about its activities
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Building universities cannot wait for good governance

Building universities cannot wait for good governance | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Investing in Africa’s higher education sector will build momentum for a virtuous cycle of better governance.
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African Research Universities Alliance launched - University World News

African Research Universities Alliance launched - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Researchers told to get research findings to end users

Researchers told to get research findings to end users | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A symposium has called for innovative approaches for promoting research uptake to help boost policymaking.
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Ford Foundation Expands Creative Commons Licensing for All Grant-Funded Projects

Ford Foundation Expands Creative Commons Licensing for All Grant-Funded Projects | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A change consistent with organization’s longtime commitment to transparency, knowledge-sharing
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Four steps for effective science communication

Four steps for effective science communication | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Scientists should adopt a systematic approach to explaining what they do, and do not, know, says Baruch Fischhoff.
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With academia moving in a digital direction, sustained investment in media training would benefit all.

With academia moving in a digital direction, sustained investment in media training would benefit all. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The dilemma facing many universities today is that distributed, external communication involves risk, but having a limited presence means the scholarly community is vulnerable to complete disregard...
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Bottom-up citizen science projects could challenge authority of orthodox science through community-led investigations

Bottom-up citizen science projects could challenge authority of orthodox science through community-led investigations | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
New approaches to research investigation are looking to go beyond blanket objectivity to include experiential knowledge and local contexts. Dan McQuillan looks at the counter-cultural roots of the ...
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The messiness inherent to policymaking is a real challenge - can evidence alone outshine tribal instincts?

The messiness inherent to policymaking is a real challenge - can evidence alone outshine tribal instincts? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The Policy Institute at King's University are working hard to challenge the notion that policymaking is too complex for evidence to play a substantial role. But the fact that little has changed to ...
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How to target a journal that’s right for your research

How to target a journal that’s right for your research | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Ravi Murugesan explains how to spot predatory publishers and find the right journal for your paper.
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Strategies to help fund university enrolment expansion - University World News

Strategies to help fund university enrolment expansion - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"African countries have been urged to explore creative tax strategies as one way to improve the financing of universities. Dr Patrick Awuah, founder of the private Ashesi University in Ghana, told the African Higher Education Summit that to raise Africa’s enrolment ratio from around 7% to 30% meant governments would have to spend 50 times more on the sector."

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50% higher education participation in 50 years – Summit - University World News

50% higher education participation in 50 years – Summit - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Building bridges in development: Five recommendations to connect the islands of research, policy and practice.

Building bridges in development: Five recommendations to connect the islands of research, policy and practice. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Harrison, Eleanor Jew, Thomas Smith, Iqbal Ahmed and Sarah Peck present the recommendations from a recent conference for early-career researchers on bridging the gap in development resear...
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Network targets open research’s development impact

Network targets open research’s development impact | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
OCSDNet will fund 13 projects to investigate whether openness in science helps or hinders, and how any effect might work.
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The nuts and bolts of peer review: what are the benefits for an early career researcher?

The nuts and bolts of peer review: what are the benefits for an early career researcher? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
For many early career researchers, the trepidation in submitting a first review is hard to overcome. Jillian Hart shares her thoughts following a workshop run by Sense About Science aimed at uncove...
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Researchers pick ‘breakthrough’ technologies for growth

Researchers pick ‘breakthrough’ technologies for growth | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A report identifies the 50 innovations needed to make a tangible impact on development.
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The full report is available from this link https://www.ligtt.org/50-breakthroughs

 

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The do's and don'ts of successful media engagement - Research to Action

The do's and don'ts of successful media engagement - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Media engagement can seem like a minefield to the uninitiated scientist. Getting 2015 off to a positive start, Research Media’s Ben McCluskey offers a helping hand, highlighting some of the common pitfalls and providing guidelines for getting engagement right.
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Bringing African universities to farmers

Bringing African universities to farmers | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A film on a RUFORUM project enabling East African researchers to work with smallholders to mitigate climate change.
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Forging the future of university engagement – Talloires - University World News

Forging the future of university engagement – Talloires - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Rapid growth in university engagement worldwide - University World News

Rapid growth in university engagement worldwide - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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