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Mr. Theo Hooghiemstra, Nuffic Director & Dr Romilla Maharaj,  Executive Director: Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development, NRF.

Doctoral Training Agreement Between South Africa and the Netherlands

South Africa and the Netherlands are proud to announce that in May 2017, the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and Nuffic (the Dutch Organisation for Internationalisation in Education), signed a Memorandum of Agreement to enable at least 50 South African students to study towards a PhD in the Netherlands between 2018 and 2022.

The Memorandum of Agreement implements the 2015 bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of science and technology between South Africa and the Netherlands. 

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South Africa takes Gold at International Science Festival!

South Africa gets the good news it's been waiting for. Golden girl and FameLab South Africa 2017 winner, Tshiamo Legoale, was crowned FameLab International champion last night at the Cheltenham Science Festival, in the UK.
In front of a packed audience, the 27 year old Tshiamo, a Geologist and researcher at Mintek, a global leader in mineral and metallurgical innovation, made South Africa proud by winning both the audience and the judges’ vote.
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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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