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New Chairperson: SA NMO Committee to IIASA

The NRF is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Ursula Scharler, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, as Chairperson of South Africa’s National Member Organisation (NMO) of the International Institute of Applied Systems (IIASA), situated in Laxenburg, Austria.  Prof Scharler will lead the newly-appointed NMO committee members for the period 2017-2020, and which is comprised of representatives of the NRF and DST, senior academics,

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NRF leads support on Higher Education and Science Technology & Innovation for Africa

Following the first African Higher Education Summit held in Dakar, Senegal in March 2015, the African Union Commission (AUC) established a Committee of 10 Heads of State as African Champions of Education, Science and Technology and endorsed President Macky Sall of Senegal as the first coordinator of the group. This resolution is in line with earlier commitments recognising the importance of education to strengthen science for development on the continent as outlined in the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA 2024).

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The National Research Foundation to host its annual Community of Practice Forum

From Monday, 08 May to Tuesday, 09 May 2017 the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST)’s South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) will be hosting the DST-NRF Mandela Initiative Community of Practice forum which will focus on ‘Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality in South Afri

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