Internal research workshop at Meru University of Science and Technology

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo (Front row, centre) with participants during a Research Workshop held at the Meru University of Science and Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre. Also in the photograph is Dr. Purity Mwendwa (Front row, 6th left) and Prof. Thilo Kroll from University College Dublin (Front row, 5th left).

Internal research workshop at Meru University of Science and Technology

Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) held an internal research workshop on Thursday, 11th October 2018. The purpose of this workshop was to foster knowledge and experience exchange on the research capacity challenges facing the institution and the role that MUST can play in managing these challenges. The workshop follows a pilot study conducted in collaboration with researchers from MUST and University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland to assess research and research output in the institution. The pilot study examined the research activity among academic staff, the number of publications produced by staff in the last 5 years, the number of funding proposals made by staff in the last 5 years including the challenges facing researchers at MUST.

The workshop was attended by more the 60 members of staff including 2 researchers from UCD. This workshop provided a platform for the different departments within the University to come together and hold discussions around three main themes;

  1. Improving publication output
  2. Grant writing support
  3. Enhancing collaboration both locally and internationally