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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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African Science Councils Gather in Germany for Collaborative Engagement

During 25-29 April 2016, the German Research Foundation (DFG) hosted representatives of 12 African Science Granting Councils in Königswinter, Germany for a collaborative engagement. This marks the first activity in close cooperation with the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) where an opportunity is leveraged with research funding agencies outside the African continent for collaborative learning on the different structures of research funding organisations, and their research management processes. 

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IDRC Leadership Strengthens Partnership with the NRF

The NRF hosted a senior delegation from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada to discuss the NRF’s evolving partnership with this established and influential aid agency. Senior members of the IDRC executive, as well as from the IDRC Board, included the NRF in their Africa visit programme, hosted by IRC and Dr van Jaarsveld.

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