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DRIP

Directorate of Research, Innovation and Partnerships

Dr Anna Matros-Goreses

Dr Anna Matros-Goreses

Executive Director : Directorate of Research, Innovation and Partnerships

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The Research, Innovation and Partnerships paradigm is articulated in its Strategic Business Plan aligned with the NUST Strategic plan 2021-2025. It is comprised of the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Partnerships (DRIP) and the Faculties Research portfolios, which are highly dependent on its timely and successful implementation in conjunction with the respective academic and administrative support and prospective proactive processes to achieve its strategic goals. The benefit of having the DRIP in place is crucial for NUST to internalise and digest its strategic plan through the research and innovation (inclusive of technology and entrepreneurship development) lens.

In particular, the Directorate aims to encourage and stimulate collaboration among faculties, research clusters, institutes, centres, and disciplines to harness synergies and stimulate convergence of the diverse knowledge base, thus generating a breeding ground for multi-disciplinary knowledge creation and technology development and transfer.


CONTACT

High-Tech Transfer Plaza Select (HTTPS)
Cnr Brahms & Beethoven Streets
Windhoek, Namibia
Email us at: drip@nust.na
Call us on: +264 61 207 2885

Research and Postgraduate Studies Division

Postgraduate Development Centre

Postgraduate Development Centre

The Centre brings together postgraduate students from all Faculties, encouraging multi and transdisciplinary research and innovation, transcending disciplines. The main objective is to provide a one-stop-information hub supporting postgraduate student development. 

SASSCAL Graduate Studies Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management (SGSP – IWRM)

SASSCAL Graduate Studies Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management (SGSP – IWRM)

The objective of the SGSP – IWRM programme is to develop and deploy an innovative and excellent regional collaborative in education and research programme at Ph.D. level in different specialisations under the theme Integrated Water Resource Management.

 

Fostering Research And Intra-African Knowledge Transfer Through Mobility And Education (FRAME)

Fostering Research And Intra-African Knowledge Transfer Through Mobility And Education (FRAME)

The programme's objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced mobility between African countries. The specific objective is to implement Master’s, Doctoral level and staff mobilities via a strong graduate research and studies programme (GRSP) on Food, Energy, and Water Security (F.E.W.S) with a suite of academic programmes at the partner institutions.

Services

Research Development

Functions Goal

Research Grants Management (referred to as Project Management)

  • Identify and disseminate funding opportunities;
  •  develop and implement funding proposals, including alignment with stakeholder requirement, budgeting and costing and review; coordination of approvals and submissions.

Special Projects (Centres of Excellence)

  • Facilitate and support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of transdisciplinary projects with social-economic impacts- linked to the NUST research Niche areas.

Research and Postgraduate Development

Functions Goal

Research Grants Management (referred to as Project Management), research analytics, ethics and outreach (including science communication)

Identify and disseminate funding opportunities;
develop and implement funding proposals, including alignment with stakeholder requirement, budgeting and costing and review; coordination of approvals and submissions.

Research and Postgraduate Services

Facilitate and support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of transdisciplinary projects with social-economic impacts- linked to the NUST research Niche areas.

Research Support

Functions Goal

Research Analytics (referred to as Research Resources Management)

  • To disseminate and communicate research;
  • knowledge transfer;
  • research data, and information management and measure and demonstrate research impact.

Research Support, Contracts and Networking

  • Facilitate and manage national, regional and international partnerships and collaborations to advance research, including with research organisations’ funders, industry, government and society.

Research Ethics

  • Promote, foster and support research ethics and integrity, compliance and responsible research conduct.

Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Functions Goal

Innovation, Business and Entrepreneurship development

  • Support pre-start-ups, early start-ups and SMME Entrepreneurial Development

  • Support entrepreneurial initiatives, business incubation, networking (smart partnerships including mentoring and coaching), co-creation, promotion and publicity, training etc.

  • Emphasis will be placed on training modules in new technologies linked to Faculties

  • Market and trend analysis to guide operations will be key.

Technology Transfer

Functions Goal

Technology, Knowledge and Innovation Management Support

  • Facilitate commercialisation of intellectual property gathered by research-based results through licensing, patenting or managing spin-off creations.

  • Drive the establishment of Tech-hubs and control the risk appetite of NUST.

DRIP Services

News, Events and Announcements

This is the latest listing of NUST news, events and announcements.

News

Research Themes

Pivotal to the university’s strategic research and innovation plan is building capacity under Research Themes (or Clusters) based upon demonstrated track record, excellence and discipline expertise, including international standing and collaborations. The Research themes create opportunities for interdisciplinary research activity on global, societal and local needs. The strategically defined themes through a consultative process, include:

water-energy-food nexus

health and climate change

natural resources and value chain stewardship

green transport and logistics

digital humanities

indigenous knowledge systems and sustainability

Staff

Dr Anna Matros-Goreses

amatros-goreses@nust.na
+264 61 207 2770

Dr Anna Matros-Goreses

Executive Director

Mercelyne Maletzky

mmaletzky@nust.na
+264 61 207 2638

Mercelyne Maletzky

Projects Administrator

Bas Rijnen

brijnen@nust.na
+264 61 207 2040

Bas Rijnen

Projects Coordinator

Kuda Brandt

kbrandt@nust.na
+264 61 207 2576

Kuda Brandt

Science & Innovation Communication Specialist

Victoria Shipanga

 vkshipanga@nust.na
+264 61 207 2950

Victoria Shipanga

Project Analyst

Nadia Jansen

njansen@nust.na
+264 61 207 2287

Nadia Jansen

Projects Accountant

Rufaro Musiyarira

rmusiyarira@nust.na
+264 61 207 2765

Rufaro Musiyarira

Projects Accountant

Edwin Kavihuha

ekavihuha@nust.na
+264 61 207 2439

Edwin Kavihuha

Entrepreneurship and Incubation Officer, Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII)

Hannelora Bobeje

hbobeje@nust.na
+264 61 207 2885

Hannelora Bobeje

Secretary

Silas Newaka

snewaka@nust.na
+264 61 207 2896

 

Silas Newaka

Manager: Innovation Market Place, Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII)

Valerie Garises

Director: Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Moira Cloete

mcloete@nust.na
+264 61 207 2762

Moira Cloete

Entrepreneurship Developer

SASSCAL Graduate Studies Programme: In Integrated Water Resources Management (SGSP-IWRM) Staff

Rennie Munyayi

rmunyayi@nust.na
+264 61 207 2239

Rennie Munyayi

Acting Director: SASSCAL Graduate Studies Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management (SGSP-IWRM)

Christine Aitana

caitana@nust.na
+264 61 207 2912

Christine Aitana

Administrative & Accounting Assistant: SASSCAL Graduate Studies Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management (SGSP-IWRM)

Dr Patrina Monde Mabuku

pmabuku@nust.na
+264 61 207 2763

Dr Patrina Monde Mabuku

Post-Doctoral Researcher: SASSCAL Graduate Studies Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management (SGSP-IWRM)

Ronel Kuzatjike

rkuzatjike@nust.na
+264 61 207 2641

Ronel Kuzatjike

Network And Communication Officer: SASSCAL Graduate Studies Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management (SGSP-IWRM)

Dr Vuyisile Dlamini

Post-Doctoral Researcher: SASSCAL Graduate Studies Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management (SGSP-IWRM)

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