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NRF funds state-of-the-art nuclear spectrometer for UWC

Following a intensive and rigorous review process involving international experts, the National Research Foundation has approved the funding of R35 million for a Nuclear Spectrometer. GAMKA, which stands for GAMma-ray spectrometer for Knowledge in Africa and the name, stems from the Khoisan word for “lion.” The new equipment will bolster the country’s ability to perform cutting edge nuclear research.

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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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