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Marchers around the world tell us why they're taking to the streets for science

By Science News Staff

13 April 2017

What started out as a march on Washington, D.C., has grown into well over 400 marches in more than 35 countries on 22 April. Some international participants are worried about science under the Trump administration; others have local concerns; many feel that science and reason are under threat. Science's correspondents talked to marchers from 17 countries.

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South African PhD scholars selected to participate in the 2017 IIASA YSSP

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is presenting the 40th Young Scientists Summer Programme (YSSP), held each year during June to August in Austria. Since 1977, the annual programme has offered research opportunities to talented young researchers. South Africa, through the NRF, is the adhering body and national member organisation to IIASA.

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SKA SA to feature on Carte Blanche

SKA SA will be featured on Carte Blanche on Sunday, 2 April 2017. The insert will profile MeerKAT and the overall status of the project, the science that will be conducted by MeerKAT, the international investment and collaboration that MeerKAT is bringing to South Africa, the benefits MeerKAT and the SKA hold for the South African economy; and local collaborations that contribute to the project's success. Be sure to tune in at 19:00 pm on MNET, DSTV channel 101. View a preview
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The NRF and ESRC collaborate to fund research on the role of technology in the future of higher education

How can universities level the field for students who come from highly diverse economic and social backgrounds, and who have different levels of experience in using technology?

The Unbundled University: Researching emerging models in an unequal landscape will look at the “unbundling” of higher education and ask if the traditional university – offering a single package for many aspects of the student experience including teaching, content and assessment – is still relevant.

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SALT receives award at Science Forum South Africa

The SFSA Science Diplomacy Awards recognises excellence and achievements in international scientific cooperation.

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SALT received a Science Diplomacy award for “an international STI partnership which has achieved excellence in global science” at the Science Forum on Friday 9 December.

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