Event Title

Rethinking research in university spaces: The post pandemic era

Start Date

26-3-2021 12:15 PM

End Date

26-3-2021 12:30 PM

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Research outputs produced by universities are the key driver for a nation determined to create a thriving knowledge economy (Barnett, 2003). Besides harbouring critical thinking and innovation, university research lays the foundation for teaching and learning in higher education (Bahti, 1987). Post-pandemic era had led to the emergence of issues which are critical for the smooth functioning, facilitating of research as well as teaching. The challenges which are created in the pandemic leads to the paramount significance and utilisation of modern technologies. The two most significant steps to understand this transformation and transition towards modern technologies is to analyse the methods of access and adaptation by both teachers and learner’s. In the context of India and most developing countries, the first step is to understand and decode “The Digital Divide”.

As an academician, I believe high quality data and the Family Life Study are ways to seek the impact we can achieve with our applied social science research if we collaborate, identify opportunities to learn from one another, and break down institutional walls and siloes. It will further lead to framing and institutionalising scholar-centred policy reforms with the specific goal to develop and strengthen a research ecosystem in the current and post-pandemic contexts.

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Kaushik, A., & Saha, S. (2021, March). Rethinking research in university spaces: The post pandemic era. Presented at the Postgraduate Conference on Interdisciplinary Learning: Re-Imagining Postgraduate Studies in the 21st Century and Beyond. Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

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Rethinking research in university spaces: The post pandemic era

Research outputs produced by universities are the key driver for a nation determined to create a thriving knowledge economy (Barnett, 2003). Besides harbouring critical thinking and innovation, university research lays the foundation for teaching and learning in higher education (Bahti, 1987). Post-pandemic era had led to the emergence of issues which are critical for the smooth functioning, facilitating of research as well as teaching. The challenges which are created in the pandemic leads to the paramount significance and utilisation of modern technologies. The two most significant steps to understand this transformation and transition towards modern technologies is to analyse the methods of access and adaptation by both teachers and learner’s. In the context of India and most developing countries, the first step is to understand and decode “The Digital Divide”.

As an academician, I believe high quality data and the Family Life Study are ways to seek the impact we can achieve with our applied social science research if we collaborate, identify opportunities to learn from one another, and break down institutional walls and siloes. It will further lead to framing and institutionalising scholar-centred policy reforms with the specific goal to develop and strengthen a research ecosystem in the current and post-pandemic contexts.