DIRECTORATE RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS AT MWENGE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
The Directorate is geared towards improving research, consultancy and publication capacity of the University to generate and disseminate knowledge that is responsive to the needs of contemporary society. To implement this goal, the Directorate consistently organizes trainings on participatory research and publication techniques and strengthen research and consultancy activities in the University. The broader purpose is to transform MWECAU into world class Research University that translates global and regional research initiatives into local context.
To achieve its goals, the Directorate thus far managed to conduct numerous trainings for MWECAU academic staff and students on evolving participatory research and consultancy techniques. Numerous areas of research have been identified and research topics and concepts papers for the same have been developed. The process to develop the high quality journal articles is on-going.
At the department levels the heads of department have been encouraged and enabled to organize mini-workshops to academic staff at the faculty and departmental levels. The purpose is to ensure that not only the academic team at Mwenge Catholic University are engaging in high quality teaching, assessing and supervising students, but also conducting rigorous research and disseminating the findings through publications and academic conferences.
MWECAU has been encouraging its staff to produce various publications in ensuring that community is enriched with knowledge. Through Mwenge Journal for Academic Study (MJAS) MWECAU has been printing various articles in this journal as Described in the Table below;
Table 1: Mwenge Journal of Academic Studies
|S/N||Journal Vol.||No. of Articles||Year of Publication|
|1||Mwenge Journal of Academic Studies Vol. 1||4||2013|
|2||Mwenge Journal of Academic Studies Vol. 2||5||2014|
|3||Mwenge Journal of Academic Studies Vol. 3||6||2015|
|4||Mwenge Journal of Academic Studies Vol. 4||6||2016|
|5||Mwenge Journal of Academic Studies Vol. 5||6||2017|
Table 2: Workshops and Conferences
|S/No||Dates||Workshop/Conference title||Participant||Paper Presented|
|1||29-30th.October 2014||Socio-Economic Development in East Africa: Challenges and Possible Solutions’||180 from East Africa||17|
|2||19-20 November 2015,||Globalization and its Impact on Social, Economic and Political Changes in East Africa||200 from East Africa||18|
|3||24th-25th November 2016||Language and Education||200 from East Africa||17|
|4||23rd – 24th November 2017||Education and Industrialization: Matching the Goals of Education to Labour Market and Society Needs||300 from East Africa||18|
|5||5th – 7th November 2018||Indigenous knowledge in Africa: Ways of being, knowing, acting and reading the world. Proceedings of the 4th international African association for the study of indigenous knowledge systems AASIKS conference||300 people from Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbambwe, Angola, Kenya,||33|
|6||1-3rd July 2015||Communication Workshop for MWECAU Staff||110|
|7||4-6th July 2016||Spreading the Kingdom of God through communication||150|