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ERIC Number: EJ848567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
How One University--and Its Faculties--Respond to New National Policies on the Measurement of Research Output
Madue, S. M.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v22 n1 p128-143 2008
The production of research output has become a complex and competitive pursuit. Basic, experimental and strategic research compete more for scarce state and donor funding. In the Republic of South Africa (South Africa), research output is recognised through government subsidy-earnings guided by the policy for the measurement of research output of public higher education institutions. In this context, the management of research output at higher education institutions has become a highly professional task that requires the ability to understand and translate national policies and directives at the institutional level into opportunities for individual researchers and postgraduate students to pursue their interests and achieve their potential. A study on how a leading University and its faculties respond to the new policy on the measurement of research output might assist other institutions of higher learning to manage and improve their research output. (Contains 1 figure, 8 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa