Skills and competencies
Research leadership, academic citizenship
Duration and scheduling
This session uses a case-study approach to engage students in exploring how to build and sustain research hubs. As a future research leader post-PhD, a student needs skills in developing collaborations and networks. By forging and supporting such networks, research hubs can provide the critical mass to solve research question and translate research into public use.
Prepare an introductory presentation
Identify a suitable call for proposals or research question as an example on which to focus discussion
Distribute the call for proposals to students, together with links to resources:
Read the call for proposals/ research question
Read the resource articles
Give an overview of the topic, including a definition of terms:
Ask participants about their own experiences of establishing a research hub or participating in one.
Introduce the call for proposals or research question, as the basis for discussion
2. Group discussion
In groups of four or five, with one as rapporteur, students reflect on the call or research question and discuss:
In plenary, rapporteurs share the main points from their groups
Draw out main points, as you conclude the session
After this session, a student should be able to establish a network of equal parties in research.
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