The changing nature of research and development inputs in the South African higher education sector: findings from the national research and experimental development survey

OUTPUT TYPE: Conference or seminar papers
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2005
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Steyn
KEYWORDS: HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 3457
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/9195

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Abstract

Policy imperatives in South Africa are clearly in favor of supporting an environment in which Mode 2 knowledge production will flourish. The National Council for Higher Education envisages a system that is increasingly responsive to national social and economic needs; actively seeks and is open to collaboration with other knowledge-producing partners and increasingly engages in applications-driven research. But to what extent has the South African Higher Education system become more responsive to Mode 2 knowledge production and what are the implications of this change for Research and Development Inputs in South Africa?