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There is no assault on academic excellence – Professor Bozzoli got it wrong

Writes Dr Molapo Qhobela 


Professor Belinda Bozzoli got it wrong in her opinion piece, misleadingly titled New assault on academic excellence – research grants cut amid funding shortage. The piece disingenuously focused only on one funding instrument that is aimed at incentivising researchers and ignored the main instruments for funding research and human capacity development used by the National Research Foundation, says DR MOLAPO QHOBELA.

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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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