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Southern African Systems Analysis Centre (SASAC) - Three-week Emerging Researchers Programme

The second iteration of the Southern African Systems Analysis Centre’s (SASAC) Emerging Researchers Programme was launched on Sunday, 20 August 2017. The three-week, high level engagement drew 27 participants on a competitive basis from 6 countries, and focusses on advanced methodology, research skills and writing opportunity within a systems analysis framework. 

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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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SASAC PhDs Visit IIASA in Austria

A group of 30 PhD students and supervisors from 10 South African universities are visiting the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria during 24-29 April 2016. The visit is part of the recently formalised Southern African Systems Analysis Centre (SASAC) initiative. SASAC has dedicated three-year bursaries for South African PhD students to complete their studies with a supervisor from South Africa experienced in systems analysis and preferably with a co-supervisor associated with IIASA. 

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Strengthening IIASA-South Africa Research Collaboration

Relations between the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and South Africa are being enhanced through the visit of South Africa’s Minister for Science and Technology to IIASA and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Institute and South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF).

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Focus on Systems Analysis Capacity during the SA-YSSP Policy Seminar

The African Doctoral Academy (ADA) hosted 25 doctoral students for a week-long seminar on research-policy-practice during the first week of January 2015. These young scholars, representing 20 nationalities, are part of the Southern African Young Scientists Summer Programme (SA-YSSP) – an initiative of the NRF, DST and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) (http://www.iiasa.ac.at/).

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