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.