FASS Teaching and Research Synergy

At the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences teaching and research have been an extremely productive in the past few years. The Faculty has decided to make a synergy between teaching and research, whereby teaching and research throughout the education process are aimed to complement each other. Such approach was furthermore stimulated by the continuous technological developments that question traditional methods in education and instead promote a synergy between research and teaching. Both teaching and research are inevitable to foster student’s qualities of problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity. 

FASS academic staff members across five study programs are encouraged to pursue their research interests, in order to develop their areas of expertise, and so that our students can benefit from this groundbreaking research. From 2012-2014, FASS academics have engaged in sustained study and investigation of their specialist disciplines and subject areas, and they have presented the fruits of this research activity at conferences in universities around the world, and have published the discoveries and insights of their research in single-author books, book chapters, edited collections of essays, and peer-reviewed journals. This wide dissemination of their ideas and discoveries has led the academic staff members of FASS to establish research networks and professional alliances with a large number of fellow academics in universities around the world. FASS research outputs and publications from 2012 to 2014 are as follows: 16 published books, 67 published book-chapters, 60 published peer-reviewed journal articles, 151 presented conference papers and 53 artistic works and performances. 

Therefore, the Faculty has become progressively more adept at building on the research networks established by the individual research outputs of each of its academic staff members, with the number of books, book chapters, journal articles, conference papers and artistic works increasing since 2012. FASS approach ensures that we are developing our academic staff members as teachers and researchers who will be properly equipped to meet the challenges of our global society.