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Innovation Scholar Programme

 

The ISP is a USAID Funded project that is being implemented by MUST in partnership with Lilongwe University of Science and Technology (LUANAR) and Michigan State University (MSU).

The objective of the program is to equip MUST academic and upper administrative personnel and MEEN membership with the knowledge, skills, and qualities required to advance MUST towards their institutional Strategic Goals and improve the innovation ecosystem in Malawi. Specifically, the scholars will be able to:

  • provide solutions for addressing development challenges
  • learn new and innovative processes for facilitating student learning
  • produce high quality research that can advance the reputation of MUST and lead to policy change that better supports development in Malawi.
  • improve MUST’s engagement with local communities, the private and public sector
  • facilitate organizational change within MUST towards an institutional culture of innovation;

ISP is a faculty network, and administration development program that will serve as a catalyst to advance the overarching objective of MUST to advance the current and next generation of entrepreneurial scientists in Malawi and the region. The Innovation Scholars Program is designed specifically to cultivate these attributes.

Tracks under ISP

 

  • The programme has 4 tracks: Administration, Faculty, Networking and Junior.
  • Faculty Track: The faculty track will challenge MUST Faculty to apply their research, via design thinking, to solve a local development challenges.
  • Administrative Track: The Administrative Track will work to improve the MUST institutional environment to support entrepreneurial research, education and outreach. Administrative Scholars will be able to:
  • Networking Scholars: The MUST ISP will also work to strengthen the innovation system in Malawi by engaging the Malawi Engineering Ecosystem Network (MEEN) as ISP Network Scholars. The MEEN will serve a bridging institution between MUST, the private sector and the Government of Malawi’s National Commission of Science and Technology.
  • The programme has 4 tracks: Administration, Faculty, Networking and Junior.
  • Faculty Track: The faculty track will challenge MUST Faculty to apply their research, via design thinking, to solve a local development challenges.
  • Administrative Track: The Administrative Track will work to improve the MUST institutional environment to support entrepreneurial research, education and outreach. Administrative Scholars will be able to:
  • Networking Scholars: The MUST ISP will also work to strengthen the innovation system in Malawi by engaging the Malawi Engineering Ecosystem Network (MEEN) as ISP Network Scholars. The MEEN will serve a bridging institution between MUST, the private sector and the Government of Malawi’s National Commission of Science and Technology.