Friday, March 10, 2017

The African Union Students' Council (AUSC) President's Office announces and Invites All AUSC Leaders ,friends, Partners all for Participation on the 6th AFRICANA POSTGRADUATE ACADEMY Innovative & Renaissant Africa/The 6th Africana Post-Graduate Academy (APGA) will take place on Thursday March 23, 2017

The African Union Students' Council (AUSC) President's Office announces and Invites All AUSC Leaders ,friends, Partners all for Participation on the 6th AFRICANA POSTGRADUATE ACADEMY Innovative & Renaissant Africa/The 6th Africana Post-Graduate Academy (APGA) will take place on Thursday March 23, 2017, Shared by Honorable Professor Mammo Muchie, AUSC Presidency's Special Advisor For African Union Focal Point.
Recommended Books for AUSC Leaders All:

Read well  and share all details below:

Organised by the Directorate of Research & Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), SARChI Chair in Foreign Diplomacy, University of Johannesburg (UJ) & SARChI Chair in Innovation Studies, Tshwane University of Technology
Venue: Place: TUT Business School, 159 Nana Sita Street, Pretoria on the 5th Floor

We often may not find what we look for when we employ research to discover it. Research can help us discover both what we are looking for or what an unexpected outcome is through what may come out as serendipity in the research process. In this the 6th AGPA training, we will try to focus on how high quality research will be achieved by re-visiting and exploring the following
a)      Research problem
How do we go about identifying a problem worth investigating and spending time on by selecting a research conceptual frame to produce the much needed and relevant tools to explore and produce new, tangible and measurable ideas, outcomes and results? The first and foremost task to begin any research in any field or discipline is defining a research problem.
b)      Research Philosophy
How is knowledge created and developed? Research Philosophy has ontology, epistemology and axiology dealing with the nature of reality, the nature of knowledge and selecting the appropriate values and ethics. There is also research paradigm how to see the world and to understand it. There is positivism, normativism, interpretivism, constructivism and phenomenology by adding specific contexts in order to learn how to be able to identify what, how and why to come to know what is or what ought to be discovered, identified, distinguished and selected. There are theories that are grounded, appreciative and abstract and research approaches that are inductive and deductive with hypotheses that have to be clearly articulated to advance the research design and process to facilitate the creation of original output.

c)       On Time Research Management
The key challenge is to discover the specific research approach to address the research problem and construct, identify and distinguish the methodology from the methods by using the appropriate research design to undertake the research process and practice to generate the best quality results on time.

During this 5th AGPA Training Day, the mentors will contribute on how best high quality creative research will be achieved in time based on their own life-long research work. They will also give lectures on their-cutting edge research to pass knowledge on how younger researchers can learn to address the research challenges they themselves too went through their own specific long journeys. There will also be presentations by post-graduates of their own research including papers they wish to publish to get critical feedback. There will also be the launch of the Journal of Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (JCISE).

Inaugural Address

Programme Director
Dr Rita Raseleka, Director R&I, TUT
Welcome address
Dr. Edgar Alufheli Nesamvuni (DVC)
Opening remarks
Prof. Mammo Muchie TUT & Prof. Chris Landsberg, UJ
                                                                                              Lecture sessions
Prof. Mammo Muchie  
The Relevance of Philosophy and Theory for High Quality Research
Prof. Felix Dakora
Sharing  Knowledge from the Supervision of Natural Science Doctorates
Prof. Sunday OJO
Doing Doctoral Research in ICTs in the 4th Industrial Revolution
Prof. Zeleke Worku        
Collecting and Analysing Statistical Data for Quality Doctoral Research
Prof. Chris Landsberg    
Qualitative Research in Human and Social Sciences
Dr. Richard Shambere   
Application of Econometrics for Business and Management Post Graduate Research
Lunch Break

Prof. Khumbulani Mpofu
Lessons in Research Design Method, Process and Practise in Industrial Engineering
Prof. Vusi Gumede
Rethinking and Redesigning Research: Trans-, Inter-, Cross- and Multi-disciplinarity in Research for Africa's Development
Dr. Diran Soumonni        
Research to Uncover the Epistemology, Ontology and Axiological Roots from the African Contribution to Knowledge
                                                                                        Post-Graduate Students Sessions

Sessions I Social Sciences

Sessions II Natural Science, Engineering Science
Feedback from TUT & UJ  postdocs and all Professors from TUT, UJ & UKZN

Vote of Thanks
Prof. Mammo Muchie

Approved by
Iraguha Bandora Yves
President of African Union Students' Council(AUSC)"For The Better Africa We Deserve".
Africans can unite/Les Africains peuvent s'unir.
Stop the new scramble for Africa by uniting the African  States.
Arretons la nouvelle ruee vers l'Afrique en unifiant les etats africains.


Post a Comment


Subscribe to our website

Contact us

Meet AUSC President at +250736196204

Our Team Members