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SASAC Emerging Researchers Programme – 2018

The third iteration of the Southern African Systems Analysis Centre’s (SASAC) Emerging Researchers Programme was successfully held in South Africa at the Universities of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) and Limpopo (Polokwane) during 20 August to 7 September 2018. Twenty (20) researchers from Benin, Cameroun, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and other IIASA NMO countries (Austria and Germany) participated in the 2018 programme.

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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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