Making International Collaborations Work

Pauline Muya - Director of Research Services, University of Leicester
Cormac Slevin - Projects Officer for Global Research, NYU
Jose Jackson-Malete - Research Management & Food Science Professional, Alliance for African Partnership

Developing equitable and sustainable international partnerships: a case study

PAULINE MUYA – DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

This presentation will explore the development of a sustainable and equitable partnership between the University of Leicester, UK and the University of Nairobi, Kenya. It will use a case study approach to highlight the benefits of a new approach to partnership development, thereby removing many of the challenges faced by partners in the Global South from previous ways of developing such partnerships. It will explore how partnerships should be developed, consider what we really mean by equitable and sustainable and consider how this should change our attitudes and perceptions. The session will draw on the approach taken and lessons learned from a workshop co-hosted by the universities of Leicester and Nairobi in March 2017 which enabled the formation of this partnership.

With the advent of significant funding from the Global Challenges Research Fund, this session will be of interest to many who wish to avail themselves of these new funding streams and need to develop strong and effective partnerships with partners in the Global South.

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The View From AFAR: Implementing a Model to Support International Research

CORMAC SLEVIN – PROJECTS OFFICER FOR GLOBAL RESEARCH, NYU

In response to the growing complexity and challenges inherent to leading and collaborating on research and other sponsored activities internationally, institutions of higher education are increasingly called upon to support the conduct of international research by assessing risks and providing a roadmap to identify infrastructure requirements in order to implement safe, legal, financial and ethically compliant operations in foreign locations. Conducting a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities threats (SWOT) analysis  of global programs requires specialized knowledge across a broad range compliance areas, internal policies, and local and international laws and regulations. In response New York University has established a working group of Advisors on Foreign Activities and Research (AFAR) to increase, through coordination and communication, the level of support provided to NYU faculty and students involved in the conduct of research and other sponsored programs abroad. The AFAR working group will be presented as one possible model for leveraging the expertise of institutions of higher education and streamlining the response to faculty establishing global academic programs and conducting international research; the goal of the presentation will be provide participants with tools to assess the utility of similar models for managing international collaborations at their own institutions.

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Room Kilsyth
Time 11:30 - 12:45
Date Tuesday 5th June, 2018
Theme Managing International Collaborations
Style Panel
Speakers Pauline Muya - Director of Research Services, University of Leicester
Cormac Slevin - Projects Officer for Global Research, NYU
Jose Jackson-Malete - Research Management & Food Science Professional, Alliance for African Partnership

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