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21 October 2017
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RUM in Action MPhil | PhD open for applications
The MPhil | PhD: Science & Technology Studies (Specialisation in Research Uptake & Utilisation) programme offered by the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa introduces the social, political, economic, epistemological, historical and ethical dimension of science as a complex human system.
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RUM in Action Postgraduate short courses open for applications
The Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa has announced dates for its postgraduate programme in Research Uptake and Utilisation.
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Tools & Tips How can Twitter be of value in a scholarly environment?

by Linda Cilliers

 

You'll be forgiven if, at a glance, you weighed Twitter and found it wanting. My conclusion too, at first. A little tweet that runs to a mere 140 characters does seem rather insubstantial. But think again.

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Tools & Tips Know thine audience

In any form of communication -- whether popular in nature via TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and the like -- or academic -- via articles in journals, papers presented at conferences or books -- the first thing on which to get clarity is the audience you’re trying to reach.

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Defining the Field K*? What are they talking about?

Much debate has been going on in recent months among intermediaries in the research and policy arena about what exactly is meant when we talk about knowledge brokering, knowledge management, knowledge mobilisation, knowledge translation and knowledge exchange. To bridge gaps in understanding, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) Knowledge Broker Alex Bielak coined the term K* (or KStar) as a catchall to describe the work and workers in the field.

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