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ARUA Launch Conference

Accra, Ghana 3 - 4 April 2017

The NRF supports the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) through a foundation grant. Established in 2015, the Consortium is a strategic alliance of research intensive universities, bringing together their distinctive fields of expertise to achieve complementary and coordinated programmes of research and training to the key development priorities of the African continent. Sixteen research-strong partner universities are represented in the Alliance, with six from South Africa:

  • Nigeria: University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Ghana: University of Ghana; Tanzania: University of Dar es Salaam
  • South Africa: University of the Witwatersrand, University of Stellenbosch, University of Pretoria, Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Kenya: University of Nairobi
  • Rwanda: University of Rwanda
  • Senegal: Université Cheikh Anta Diop
  • Uganda: Makerere University
  • Ethiopia: University of Addis Ababa

3rd International Conference on Global Food Security

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Norway-South Africa Science Week 2017

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We take pleasure in inviting you to an NRF Science for Society lecture:

The Parental Brain: New Insights from Brain Imaging

by Professor Morten Kringelbach


For many people becoming a parent is one of life’s most rewarding and transformative experiences, yet until recently  little was known about how this experience  changes the brain. In this lectu...


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The Science Forum South Africa is inspired by events such as ESOF, AAAS and the Japan Agora. Eager to build on the success of the first two Fora (held in December 2015 and 2016), the third Forum will again serve as a large, open, public platform for debating the science and society interface.



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