Fundamentals of Research Management and Administration

Course information

Format: Wits accredited online short course

Certification: Wits University certificate of competence

Length: 7 weeks

Breakdown: 5 weeks consecutive online lectures, one exam in week 7

Hours per week: 3 to 4

Language: English

 

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Price*: R 9 775.00
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Course outcomes
  • Prepare practitioners, or would be practitioners, to be more effective research managers
  • Equip practitioners, or would be practitioners, with a range of knowledge and experiences that will promote the value of the research management profession
Course Curriculum
  • Module 1: Importance of Research in Africa
  • Module 2: An Overview of Research Management
  • Module 3: Working With (academic) Researchers
  • Module 4: Providing Leadership in a Research Environment
  • Module 5: Importance of Communication
Course Overview
This course will equip learners with a range of knowledge and experiences that will promote the value of the research management profession. Learn to work in this exciting profession where you have an opportunity to shape the future.
Dr Robin Drennan
Lecture Overview: Dr Robin Drennan has a PhD in Chemistry from Rhodes University, awarded for the investigation of kinetic and mechanistic processes of solid state, pyrotechnic reactions. More simply put, he studied chemical reactions that went bang! In his career, he has taught physical science, mathematics and cricket at a high school. For eleven years, he conducted applied research for AECI Limited and for the CSIR.His philosophy of research and innovation recognises that these are vital to the success of a university, country and region. To promote research, innovation and their impact on society, he believes it is important to recognise that these are social processes, which depend on creative thinking, and require a favourable environment: One that is open, free and safe and most importantly, fun!
Upcoming Courses
  • 22 April 2019
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