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SA and Japan celebrate 10 years of science and technology cooperation

On Tuesday, 29 July 2014, South Africa and Japan celebrated 10 years of successful science and technology cooperation. The two countries have enjoyed cordial relations since signing a bilateral science and technology cooperation agreement in 2003.

The National Research Foundation is the agency responsible for promoting this collaboration on behalf of South Africa's Department of Science and Technology (DST), while the Japan Science and Technology Agency and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science manage the partnership on behalf of Japan. This decade-long relationship has seen over R85 million invested in about 50 joint research and development projects in the areas of life sciences, climate change, astronomy and space science, and human capital development, among others.


SARIMA Annual Conference

Windhoek, Namibia, 22 - 25 May 2017

To celebrate 15 years of “Developing the Research and Innovation Value Chain”, the SARIMA Conference will take place in Windhoek, Namibia during May 22-25 2017. As part of the Strengthening Research Management of the Science Granting Council Initiative (SGCI), SARIMA is the organisation impleme...


GRC Annual Meeting

Ottawa, Canada, 29 - 31 May 2017

The Global Research Council (GRC) Annual Meeting from 29 to 31 May, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada.

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ICSU National Board Meeting and Chairpersons Consultative Forum

Pretoria, South Africa, 6 - 7 June 2017



IIASA Conference

Laxenburg, Austria, 21 - 23 June 2017




SAJU Forum Launch

Tokyo, Japan, 13 - 16 July 2017

The South Africa-Japan University Forum will be officially re-launched during July 2017 in Japan, following its initial establishment in 2011. This prominent initiative, spearheaded by Universities South Africa (USAf), the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of Pretoria, and the NRF, aims to strengthen strategic research partner...