Dr Gansen Pillay, Deputy-CEO of RISA, has been appointed as the Deputy Chairperson of the International institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Council in Austria.
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.
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,
The Minister of Science and Technology, the Honourable Naledi Pandor, officially launched the Southern African Systems Analysis Centre (SASAC) on 22 May 2016 at an event hosted by the University of the Western Cape.
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.