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Research and development : Necessity for economic growth, by Krishna Sharma (ht 20/07/2022)

IOM and Tribhuvan University partner to launch a school on Migration Studies in Nepal (nlt 30/06/2022)

Tech Sovereignty: A Quest for Nepal, by GP Acharya (rep 16/06/2022)

How is Artificial Intelligence changing the world? What Nepal should do to tap it?, by Jivesh Jha and Alok Kumar Yadav (nlt 10/02/2022)

Linking Pedagogy To Research, by Madhav Prasad Dahal (rn 31/01/2022)

Research Matters To Development, by Tulasi Acharya (rn 22/12/2021)

Investment In Science: A Neglected Priority, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 18/12/2021)

Importance Of Bibliographies In Media Studies, by Harsha Man Maharjan (rn 02/10/2021)

Why science diplomacy for Nepal? Science diplomacy is essential for Nepal in developing connectivity and long-term strategic alliances with international scientific communities, by Raju Adhikari (rep 02/02/2021)

Dismal State Of Academic Writing, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 26/09/2020)

Clearing the intellectual wasteland: Many commentators lack proper grounding in social sciences and are unable to see the big picture that public intellectuals are required to paint, by CK Lal (kp 10/06/2020)

Unshackle knowledge creation: Nepal Health Research Council must not stand in the way of the country’s contribution to the global knowledge base on Covid-19, by Kiran Raj Pandey (kp 22/05/2020)

Languaging Research: We must develop new indexes that can measure social impact of scholarship, inspire more scholars to publish, increase public access to knowledge, prompt action and community research, and promote translational research in science and medicine, by Shyam Sharma (rep 15/03/2020)

No takers for mayor’s research fellowship programme: Each of the fellows conducting research in different 10 categories was to receive up to Rs150,000 for their work, by Anup Ojha (kp 08/03/2020)

Govt told to invest in social and policy research (ht 18/02/2020)

Translational research: A new paradigm in Nepal, by Prajjwal Pyakurel (ht 28/01/2020)

Revitalizing sociology and anthropology: Many of those at Department of Sociology/ Anthropology today are engaged in party politics and are busy undertaking development consultancies instead of prioritizing research and publications, by Gaurab KC (rep 22/01/2020)

Research and development: Time to have a robust plan, by Bishwo Bandhu Pokharel (ht 04/10/2019)

Resource crunch mars Mountain Agricultural Research Institute, by Dhan Bahadur Budha (rep 04/09/2019)

Nepal and its wealth of knowledge: Intellectuals need to understand their role  in privileging specific forms of knowledge others, by Joanna Pfaff-Czarnezka (kp 24/07/2019) [see text of the author's Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture 2019]

Producing knowledge: The question is not whether university professors should produce new knowledge. It is how we can optimize our research, how the university can support it, and how we can do the most useful work possible, by Shyam Sharma (rep 04/07/2019)

TU research head found plagiarizing, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 04/06/2019)

Editing Studies in Nepali History and Society: Editing an international journal is labour intensive but for the past two decades, SINHAS has proved that it can be done, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 29/12/2018)

SC annuls action against Social Science Baha (rep 28/12/2018)

History: A Forgotten Discipline, by Prem Khatry (rn 18/12/2018)

Experts urge support for genetic research: Nepali researches move to foreign countries because of better facilities, by Nayak Paudel (kp 09/12/2018)

Beyond plagiarism: Media should document cases of plagiarism. But it should also highlight novel research findings published in top-tier academic journals, by Jayash Paudel (rep 06/09/2018)

Building a culture of research: The education system needs to shift to a healthy research culture to thrive in a rapidly changing world, by Angel Sharma (kp 26/08/2018)

Pitfalls Of Research Supervision, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 25/08/2018)

Research centres: Time to restructure them, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 31/07/2018)

A new practice: The country should invest more in research to foster a culture of knowledge production, by Bishnu Hari Paudel (kp 15/07/2018)

Nepal is emerging as a global innovation centre of research, interview with Manoj Menon (kp 04/07/2018)

Normalizing research: We must begin to value research as normal and necessary for teaching and learning, academic and professional success, social and economic progress, by Shyam Sharma (rep 03/07/2018)

DoA lacks excavation, research tools (ht 05/06/2018)

Local govt permission mandatory for research in Everest region, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 03/06/2018)

Transitioning to research in a subaltern university: A subaltern history of research (in) universities like TU would allow us to rescue the unknown MA thesis writer from the ‘enormous  condescension’ of the academic historians who have documented the history of higher education/research in elite universities world over, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 12/05/2018)

‘Budget allocated for research inadequate’, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 12/04/2018), Research culture: For any country to develop research culture, universities are the best place to start with, as they work as a bridge between industry, knowledge and society (ht 13/04/2018)

Think Tanks: Challenges to Tackle; Are Nepal’s political leaders open to the idea of abandoning their fascination with state-supported think tanks? Could they, instead, challenge existing Nepali knowledge producing institutions to generate needed efficient policy research?, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 31/03/2018)

epali historical amnesia: That CNAS was a  leading centre for basic social science research in Nepal is beyond doubt. But it was not a public policy producing think tank, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 10/03/2018)

Research-oriented education the ‘need of the hour’: A two-day international conference identifies evidence-based and research-oriented teaching and learning as the way forward as the country’s education system transitions into a federal set up, by Sandesh Ghimire (kp 25/02/2018)

The changing research landscape: In the post-1990 period, the capacity to research has spread to different parts of Nepal. However some of basic challenges in terms of its regularity of production, its quality and its financing still persist, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 19/02/2018)

The language of research: If the priority is to increase the number of good Nepali researchers, then clearly making it convenient for them to write in the language in which they are most proficient is the way to go, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 10/02/2018)

Rethinking academic conferences: There are many things that are deficient in our higher education and research landscape. However, bad conferences are collective events we can choose to change, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 16/12/2017)

Of friends, hippies and votes: Friends should realise that years of friendship and knowledge about Nepal should be free from exoticisation, by Abhi Subedi (kp 10/12/2017)

More thematic books needed, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 11/11/2017)

Five KU docs found plagiarizing research findings, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 12/10/2017)

Stuck in the past: The concept of development has become a ‘social organizing force’ in the Nepali socio-political context, by Deepak Thapa (kp 05/10/2017)

Behind in research: Professors in our universities are promoted based on the number of years they have served, by Angel Sharma (rep 19/09/2017)

Quantum R&D leap: Strong partnership between government and scientists is imperative to make informed decisions going forward, by Amrit Paudel (rep 26/08/2017)

TU researchers claim to have converted CO2 into energy, by Bibek Raj Sharma (rep 01/08/2017)

To Write, You Have to Forget Kathmandu?, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 29/07/2017)

German team in Nepal to conduct study of aerosol, monsoon trends (ht 23/07/2017)

Nepal: A Bonanza For Political Scholarship, by Petra Matouskova (sp 23/06/2017)

Crossing the line: Interdisciplinary approach has meant that sociology and anthropology are part of many other disciplines, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 17/04/2017)

Separate ways: Anthropology has been mistaken as part of sociology in Nepali academia, by Man Bahadur Khattri and Rajendra Raj Timilsina (kp 26/02/2017)

Rainbow journal: Over the last 20 years, SINHAS has presented various facets of Nepal’s turbulent times, by Abhi Subedi (kp 25/12/2016)

Focus on research: The policymakers should also consult experts engaged in the field of research and studies before taking any decision in any of the areas that impact the larger population (ht 30/11/2016)

Whither research? Unlike in India and China the universities in Nepal don’t publish any quality journals, by Angel Sharma (rep 29/11/2016)

Of seminars and sharing: There is a bonding of cultures and faiths, arts and narratives that pervade South Asia, by Abhi Subedi (kp 13/11/2016)

Belated realisation: A social research ethics body will ensure protection of the rights of respondents, by Amrita Limbu (kp 28/09/2016)

Research And Thesis Writing A Neglected Priority In Our Academia, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 24/09/2016)

In a sorry state: With growing population, libraries have become increasingly necessary, yet they are neglected more and more, by Shyam KC (kp 26/08/2016)

Now try this: Greater investment in scientific research will make a visible impact on national development, by Amrit Poudel (kp 01/07/2016)

Nepal-Britain human relations: Bringing out accounts of the human aspects of the 200-year-relationship would be a good tribute to history, by Abhi Subedi (kp 29/05/2016)

The missing link: The tendency to prioritize American and British sociologists has led to the marginalization of noted scholars from other countries, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 19/04/2016)

TU to set up Himalayan research centre (ht 23/03/2016)

Brain gain: Not an easy mission; The government should initiate utilising the knowledge of Nepalese diaspora by setting up a mechanism to encourage collaboration between research institutions based in Nepal with similar Nepalese institutions abroad, by Ram Prasad Mainali (ht 17/02/2016)

State-of-the-art: Folk Culture Study In Nepal, by Prem Khatry (rn 19/01/2016) [part 2 (26/01/2016), part 3 (02/02/2016), part 4 (09/02/2016)]

The price of information: Dear private bankers of Nepal, please pay for research to generate data needed to improve your business, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 24/08/2015)

Option to improve: Academic programmes in environmental studies are still reluctant to incorporate elements of humanities, by Amulya Ratna Tuladhar (kp 05/08/2015)

Another door opens: Hopefully, the quake will act as a catalyst to  push for scientific studies in Nepal, by Gyanendra Gurung (kp 28/07/2015)

Nothing to show: The flaws in the work of Nepali researchers are caused by a lack of expertise and a drive for money, by S.P. Dhoubhadel (kp 12/07/2015)

Fading influence: The compilation of Dor Bahadur Bista’s articles neither does justice to the scholar nor Nepali anthropology, by Gaurab K.C. (kp 07/07/2015)

Getting Research Into Policy, by Kushal Pokharel, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 04/06/2015)

A disciplinary earthquake: Does anthropology as a discipline have something to contribute to its ‘field’, especially in times of crises?, by Gaurab KC and Mallika Shakya (kp 03/06/2015)

Born sinful: TU’s ethnographic profiles are a step towards a better understanding of excluded groups, by Gérard Toffin (kp 23/02/2015)

Flasks half-filled Chemical science in Nepal awaits serious investment in research, by Kosh N. Neupane (kp 27/01/2015)
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