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iThemba LABS and INSTN Establish SA Institute for Nuclear Technology and Sciences

Cape Town, Today (05 December 2017) iThemba LABS, a National Research Facility managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF), signed a cooperation agreement with the French National Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technology (INSTN). The agreement paves the way for the creation of the South African Institute for Nuclear Technology and Sciences (SAINTS).

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Africa-wide Research and Innovation Management for STI Development

Effective research and innovation partnerships with both academic and non-academic partners; and across borders are an increasingly strategic component in the internationalisation agenda of nations and regions. The implementation of African Union’s Agenda 2063, and its Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Strategy (STISA 2024) will be further enhanced through strategic partnerships and collaborations within and beyond the region.

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Graduate Employability

In response to the increasing demands being placed on higher education to produce graduates capable of meeting the requirements of employment, the National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Wilton Park, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the University of Pretoria hosted a high-level international seminar, under the theme: “Organizing for change: how can higher education meet the changing needs of employment?”.

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