THOMSON REUTERS CONDUCTS A ONE DAY RESEARCH CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP AT ULK
Conducting Research is a prerequisite responsibility within Higher learning institutions. As its mission states; Kigali Independent University ULK aims to educate, teach, conduct research and serve the community.
It is in the context that, in collaboration with Thomson Reuters, ULK held a one day workshop on research Capacity intended for researchers, Research managers and senior academic administrators and took place today December 15, 2015 at ULK Kigali.
This workshop brought together ULK staff both campuses and other institutions.
Vice Chancellor of ULK, Dr. Sekibibi Ezechiel officially opened the workshop and Thomson Reuters went on with their presentations. His opening remarks were about encouraging participants to take advantage of the skills expected in the workshop. The presenters were Ms Joy Owango and Mr. James.
Their presentations were about deepening the research culture in ULK; guidance in improving the publication process of journals; exposure to the top, international, peer reviewed academic literatures in all academic disciplines; access to high quality data and metrics that will support research efforts and understanding the research landscape as well as other research related points.
Prof. Dr. Masanja from University of Rwanda was present at the workshop and shared her experience with participants.
The workshop was interactive as participants asked pertinent questions that deepened the understanding of research notions which were discussed in the workshop. Presenters urged participants to consider research in terms of innovation and commercialization.
It is worth mentioning that this workshop was organized by Karambizi Sylvestre, Deputy Vice Chancellor; Research, Postgraduate studies and consultancy at ULK. Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ezechiel Sekibibi thanked presenters and Dr. Karambizi Sylvestre who have made preparations to make this workshop a success.