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A Map Of The World, According To Wikipedia Geotags [Infographic]

A Map Of The World, According To Wikipedia Geotags [Infographic] | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The English version of Wikipedia of has more than four million articles, or 2.5 billion words—50 times the number of words in the next-largest English (Cool map of the world as per Wikipedia entries at http://t.co/dhVRUOukDW)...
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State eyes black and female graduates for research funding

State eyes black and female graduates for research funding | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The science and technology minister says research grants need to be significantly increased in order to increase the number of PhDs.
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Water, water -- not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize - Science Codex

Water, water -- not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize - Science Codex | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Science Codex Water, water -- not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize Science Codex Today's food production relies heavily on irrigation, but across sub-Saharan Africa only 4 percent of cultivated land is irrigated, compared with a...
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Africa: Making Higher Education Work for Africa: Facts and Figures - AllAfrica.com

Africa: Making Higher Education Work for Africa: Facts and Figures - AllAfrica.com | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Africa: Making Higher Education Work for Africa: Facts and Figures AllAfrica.com In 2006, African countries' average public expenditure per university student was US$2,000 per year - more than twice as much as non-African developing countries...
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'Frustration' over old or missing data in MDGs report - SciDev.Net

'Frustration' over old or missing data in MDGs report - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
'Frustration' over old or missing data in MDGs report
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Some of the statistics in the latest Millennium Development Goals report are up to four years old, according to the lead author of the report published yesterday.
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Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations - SciDev.Net

Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations
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A guide released yesterday details seven principles for good practice in strengthening research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).
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Building capacity for research and training in Tanzania - SciDev.Net

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Building capacity for research and training in Tanzania
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[DAR ES SALAAM] Quintino Mgani is professor of chemistry at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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Benefiting from Africa's brain migration - SciDev.Net

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Benefiting from Africa's brain migration
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Every year, thousands of highly educated Africans, including many of the continent's brightest academics and scholars, leave the continent to pursue careers in the developed world.
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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Universities are drowning in digital information. It's time senior leaders made openness – and its consequences – their concern
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TTI PEC Nairobi Workshop - Stakeholder and Policy Mapping

Mapping stakeholders and policy environments A Presentation to TTI PEC Anglophone Africa Workshop 28 April 2014 Nicholas Benequista
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Wineland Publications - Knowledge in practice (Part 3): Winemakers and intuition

Wineland Publications - Knowledge in practice (Part 3): Winemakers and intuition | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"In a previous article I referred to a survey of South African winemakers which found that 76% regarded personal knowledge and intuition as extremely important for their winemaking (Boshoff, 2014). A question arises as to how the notion of intuition should be interpreted."

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New ‘Mapping Research Uptake Learning Materials’ project launched - Research to Action

New ‘Mapping Research Uptake Learning Materials’ project launched - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
RT @The_ACU: Help @DRUSSAfrica's ‘Mapping Research Uptake Learning Materials’ project. Do the short survey: http://t.co/aIOBgkRO6J via @Res…
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Understandings of open access

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How do people outside the university who work in education understand open access?
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Africa doubles research output over past decade, moves towards a knowledge-based economy

Africa doubles research output over past decade, moves towards a knowledge-based economy | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that economic growth across sub-Saharan Africa has been stellar in recent years, illustrated by GDP growth expected to be
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Adobe for Academics

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Adobe education tutorials for Creative Suite products on Adobe for Academics
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Tools, templates, video's and tutorials for using Adobe products as a Academic. Very useful.

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Benefiting from Africa's Brain Migration - AllAfrica.com

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Benefiting from Africa's Brain Migration
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But reliable figures for the numbers of academics and researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa working in the developed world are few and far between.
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Free software to assist indigenous access to computers - SciDev.Net

Free software to assist indigenous access to computers - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Free software to assist indigenous access to computers SciDev.Net [MEXICO CITY] Indigenous communities may benefit from new computer technology that allows them to access educational resources and the internet using their own language, says the...
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Debut for science's shot at informing global development - SciDev.Net

Debut for science's shot at informing global development - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Debut for science's shot at informing global development SciDev.Net Crowdsourcing could help to identify emerging development issues and ensure the global development agenda is more representative of views from the global South, says a prototype of...
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TDR | ESSENCE

TDR | ESSENCE | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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ESSENCE on Health Research (Enhancing Support for Strengthening the Effectiveness of National Capacity Efforts) is a collaborative framework between funding agencies to scale up research capacity. It aims to improve the impact of investments in institutions and people, and provides enabling mechanisms that address needs and priorities within national strategies on research for health.

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Calls for change in Africa's higher education - SciDev.Net

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Calls for change in Africa's higher education
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The 'how' might be contested but there's agreement on one thing: universities need reform to help drive development.
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CHET Update June 2014

CHET Update June 2014 | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

HET's HERANA project has released the updated performance indicator data collected from eight African flagship universities. Data covers the period 2009 to 2011.

The data enables universities to better assess their performance relative to their own institutional targets and to the performance of their peers across the continent. The data is also of use to higher education researchers, analysts, policy-makers and other decision-makers seeking a more detailed, empirically-based picture of African higher education.

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Improving Think Tank Management | Results for Development Institute

Improving Think Tank Management | Results for Development Institute | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"...In addition to research programs and policy engagement, there is a third component of strong organizations – management – that has been shown to be linked to the production of stronger policy research and its effective delivery to decision makers"

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Look out ResearchImpact...here comes Africa / Attention, RIR… l’Afrique entre en scène!

Look out ResearchImpact...here comes Africa / Attention, RIR… l’Afrique entre en scène! | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
David Phipps, RIR-York Is it knowledge mobilization? Is it Research Uptake Management? If it walks like a broker and acts like a broker it probably is a broker. And some African universities are br...
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#dhakacomms workshop: Day 2

#dhakacomms workshop: Day 2 | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

At the end of the first day of the communications workshop at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) we identified a ‘universe’ of channels and tools" .... "Tools must be flexible but not entirely random and should avoid isolation. An isolated tool (a paper published on its own) is as good as nothing."

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Setting up a think tank: step by step

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"Few developing countries have enough policy research institutes to help address the challenges they face. Instead, and because of this small think tank community, they have to rely on policy ideas coming from abroad -often from the think tanks, research centres and consultancies set up in developed countries to lobby and influence international aid agencies."

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What is the value of the Commonwealth to average citizens?

What is the value of the Commonwealth to average citizens? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Secretary general Kamalesh Sharma talks about leading his organisation through change, good governance and why all civilisations have suffered for not giving women equal statusYou have served in a number of diplomatic roles; what attracted you to...
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