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Innovative and Quality Research Methods Knowledge and Skills Training Workshop

10-13, September 2018| Kampala,  Uganda


Retooling Research & Supervision Skills for Africa’s Socio-economic Development in the 21st Century

Aim of the workshop

The workshop encourages the sharing of knowledge and skills related to quality, relevant and contemporary research in higher education (HE) so as to update and upgrade participants’ knowledge and skills to both the old and new modes of research. Sharing experiences in students’ research methods teaching/learning, supervision and marking. The workshop aims to give insights on how University-Industry Linkages can be enhanced through research and is also meant to improve the Grant winning Proposals writing skills and enhance competencies of article reviewers. It also deals with contemporary and up-coming data collection and analysis tools, pay attention to applied research and issues surrounding it as well as effective communication of research results.

Objectives of the workshop

  • Share knowledge on the important endowments and characteristics of a good research
  • Equip participants with the background knowledge and skills that inform better quality research practices
  • Share knowledge and skills of the diverse ways of research using various Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
  • equip participants with generic writing techniques
  • help to improve grant call and ordinary research proposal writing skills
  • impart knowledge on general and specific expectations of reviewers (in case of publications)
  • upgrade knowledge and skills needed to assist & supervise students’ research projects well
  • upgrade knowledge and skills needed to properly mark students’ research projects/dissertations and theses

Target Audience

Broad categories include civil society, industry, academia and government. Some of the specific categories include:

  • University lecturers
  • Polytechnics lecturers
  • College lecturers
  • Quality Assurance personnel in Higher Education Institutions, Colleges and Polytechnics
  • Personnel in Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and International organizations
  • Students in Higher & Tertiary Education
  • Any person who requires capacity building in his/her research skills

Workshop Dates

Monday 10th – Thursday 13th September, 2018


Rider Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

Registration Fees

Uganda Nationals: US$300 or equivalent in shillings

Other Nationals: AAU Members US$350. 00  iii)    Non-AAU Members $400. 00

e-mail Dr Violet Makuku for favourable group rates –

Dr. Violet Makuku (Quality Assurance Specialist & the HAQAA Initiative Project Officer at AAU) and other renowned experts in the area.

Registration Link of the workshop:

For further information, contact:

i) Dr. Violet Makuku, Accra, Ghana: or

WhatsApp Mobile No:  +233 263 129 798

ii) Ms Grace Adong, Uganda:

WhatsApp Mobile No: +256782557366, +256704888079

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