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Mazonde, Isaac N. – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
This prelude reflects upon the international ethics conference that was held from December 6-9, 2009, at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana. Seeking international partners and then forging mutually viable and effectively working links with them is the life blood of a university in a developing country. This partnering is necessary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Health Services, Medicine
Makhema, Joseph – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The closing keynote address given by Dr. Joseph Makhema highlights the important issues that need to be understood in international research collaborations. Dr. Makhema uses his extensive experience in international research collaborations to illustrate the various challenges that collaborating partners in international research may face. He…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Schools, Global Approach, International Cooperation
Ndebele, Paul – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The International Ethics Conference held at the University of Botswana from 6-10 December 2009 brought together over 250 delegates, speakers, and other participants from a wide range of disciplines. The theme of the conference, "Retrieving the Human Face of Science: Understanding Ethics and Integrity in Healthcare, Medicine and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Conferences (Gatherings), Health Services
Phuma, Ellemes – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
In this text, Ellemes Phuma, shares her experience and the benefits she derived from the International Ethics Conference held at the University of Botswana (UB). As a graduate student in nursing at that university, she provides her perspective on professional responsibility, compassionate healthcare, and the ethical role that healthcare…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Health Services, Medicine
Holmes, Elizabeth – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The presentation by Elizabeth Holmes, PhD, summarized the integration of character and leadership development in the education of healthcare professionals. Citing the mission, vision, values, graduate attributes, and various examples of current programs and initiatives from both the United States Naval Academy and the University of Botswana, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Military Schools, Professional Development, Ethics
Studman, Cliff; Tsheko, G. Nnunu – Journal of Research Administration, 2007
The impact of change strategies for developing research at an African primarily undergraduate institution is considered using a case study of the University of Botswana. After an analysis of the existing situation, a short research policy, written in understandable terms, was developed. The policy was structured so that it could be used for…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Research and Development, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
Mazonde, Isaac N.; Jackson-Malete, Jose; Sugarman, Jeremy – Journal of Research Administration, 2007
It is globally expected that universities will ensure that policies guiding researchers' conduct are in place and adhered to. This expectation is not waived in developing countries. Successful implementation of an ethics policy is facilitated by an appropriate national regulatory framework on which to base the argument for compliance. However, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Administration, Governance