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Walter Sisulu University serves the people of Eastern Cape Province where it is located with strong aspirations to improve its national and international educational leadership standing. WSU is strategically located to serve the deep rural and poorly stricken community of the Eastern Cape. It is committed to advancing the frontiers of research in Eastern Cape, in particular, South Africa and the world.
Establishing very strong workable relationship with industries
Working with different communities in solving problems
Integrating the three tier university research committees
Aggressive mentoring systems
Establishing functional research groupings
Full scale collaboration
Focusing on elevation researcher ratings, & other recognisable systems.
Netting and bringing in South African Research Chairs Initiative (SAChls)
Working with Research Councils
Establishing Support systems for Graduate Research, Emerging Researcher, and Established Researcher
Target at least 25% of staff to get NRF rating in accordance with NRF expectations
Aggressive approach to having NRF research projects through all the available options
Improve services for Intellectual Property and Patents
Work on SAPSE publications
Integrated collaboration with Government departments, agencies and other institutions
Workshops and seminars
Professional bodies – ECSA, SAIMM, GSSA, SSSSA, ASSAF, for example.
A strategic approach for enhancing research
The University’s Directorate of Research Development aims tocreate an enabling environment for staff to conduct research and empower staff and students with research knowledge and skills. This approach, it believes, is the cornerstone for enhancing research and will be achieved through 14 outputs.