Research Foundation” of the “Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific
Research” in cooperation with the “British Council” in the UAE conducted a
comprehensive interactive communications training program for (20) student researchers
from UAE universities, in the early stages of research, who wish to develop
their oral and written academic skills in the field of publishing academic
research in the English language.
The program entitled
“Researcher Connect”, meaning “connection circle for the researcher”, is comprised
of a series of short interactive training modules and will commence Sunday(16/2/2014)
and will run for five days, it aims to provide fresh graduates of Masters and
PhD degree holders with the tools to help them to establish national and
international bodies, and to communicate with a broader public and with policy
makers and to build a strong research cooperation on the international level and
with the private sector through effective communication.
The program includes
the following modules; “Know Your Audience” (KYA) which introduces learners to
the “Researcher Connect” program, “Better
Presentations” (BP) which covers the techniques of effective presentation, “Writing
for Publication Basics” (WfPb) which trains researchers in the art of academic
writing, “Effective Emails” (EE) which focuses on the tone, formality and
structure of business emails, “Professional Proposals” (PP) which introduces
learners to business style English writing and “Abstracts” (ABS) which hands
learners the tools to become critical readers and writers of abstract ideas.
Dr. “Husam Sultan AL
Ulama”, Director of the Foundation
said “We are happy to organize this training course in collaboration with the “British
Council” and we are confident that this workshop will benefit fresh
postgraduate students from across leading universities in the UAE”.
Council’s” “Researcher Connect” training program was developed to meet the requirements of
modern researchers working in an increasingly multicultural and diverse
environment, it has been built based on extensive global market research and
has successfully run in “Europe”, “North Africa” and “South Asia”. The UAE is
its latest addition.
The program received
a large number of applications, (20) students were selected from the “UAE
University”, “Khalifa University”, the “American University of Sharjah”, the “British
University in Dubai” and “Masdar Institute”.
Country Director for the “British Counci” in the UAE said: “This project is in
line with the “British Council’s” objective to support research and innovation
in education in the UAE. We expect it will be well received in the academic
community in the UAE and we are excited to partner with the “National Research
Foundation” in this endeavor”.
Dr. “Ahmed Alosi”,
“Research Program’s” manager at the Foundation added: “The selection process
was highly competitive and was done through theFoundation’s website. We are
confident that on completion of the training, participants will be able to
publish and present in English on a global platform more confidently.”
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