Human Sciences Faculty hosts third Research Seminar

Five research papers were presented by staff at the Faculty of Human Sciences’ (FHS) third Research Seminar Series. The FHS’s niche research areas include Applied Linguistics and Human Capital Development, Information Communication Technologies for Development, Social Justice and Society, Public-Private Partnership and Economic Development.

The Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences, Dr Sarala Krishnamurthy (centre) pictured with researchers at the Seminar. From left: Benhardt Tjatara, Dr Nkosithando Mpofu, Tulha Frans and Hugh Ellis.Research output is a key area for the university, and enormous effort and investment has been put into setting up structures to create an enabling environment for researchers, inclusive of staff and students. The reporting of research outputs is thus an important initiative that all Faculties adhere to periodically throughout the year by hosting seminars of this kind. 

The FHS Dean, Dr Sarala Krishnamurthy gave insight into the research activity of her Faculty, at the same time mapping the way forward. The five papers presented covered various topics namely: Namibian Photographers and the Use of Social Media for Activism; the Use of Morphemes in Spoken and Written Communication by students at NUST and UNAM; Whistle-blowing Mechanisms in the Motor Industry; The Idea of “Place” as a Central Construct for Re-imaging Community Engagement and Higher Education Epistemological Transformation and a Legal Analysis of the Proposed Framework of the National Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEF) Bill.

Last year, the FHS research and publications output was 36, thereby surpassing the goal of 25. This year the target is 30, with anticipation that this figure will also be exceeded.

Date: 
Friday, July 29, 2016
for Month: 
July, 2016

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