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Title: Improving the Research Output of Academics at the Royal University of Bhutan: An Action Research Reconnaissance and Early Initiatives
Contributor(s): Maxwell, Thomas W  (author); Choeden, Phintsho (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: The only University in Bhutan and just over six years old (2009), the Royal University of Bhutan was faced with the challenge of changing the mindset and working practices of the academics of its ten federated colleges. Prior to becoming part of the University, the role of academics had been to teach yet the University's Charter identified research as one of its key functions and this called for some action. The first author, as a senior member of staff whose responsibility was to enhance research activity, undertook several initiatives framed as part of an institution-wide action research cycle. The research reported here is an interim report of that study. These data showed a lack of research capacity and lack of infrastructure to support research. Five initiatives, including the development of three research centres are described, each intended to create improvement in research productivity in the institutes/colleges.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 1(2), p. 187-198
Publisher: Royal University of Bhutan
Place of Publication: Thimphu, Bhutan
ISSN: 1321-4585
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130103 Higher Education
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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