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SU’s research report to impact communities
​​​​​​​​​The Division for Research Development at Stellenbosch University (SU) has officially launched a new edition of the award winning publication Research at Stellenbosch UniversityRead more

Research at Stellenbosch University 2018:
Moving forward with SU Research
Join our Facebook community Stellenbosch University Research to read more about  Research activities at SU.

Young academic wins coveted Google Faculty Research Award

Dr Herman Kamper has received a coveted 
Google Faculty Research Award, one of only a few made to researchers in Africa so far.

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Baderoon awarded Media24 Elisabeth Eybers Prize
Extraordinary Professor Gabeba Baderoon from the English Department at Stellenbosch University has been awarded a 2019 Media24 Books Literary prize. The prize recognises the best work published during the previous year by Media24 book publishers.  Read more
 SU Researcher secures trilateral chair

A prominent researcher at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU), associate professor Josephine Kaviti Musango, was recognized for her research when she was awarded one of only two research chairs in South Africa by a trilateral research chair initiative.  Read more

SU haemotologist excels
​Prof Resia Pretorius, a haematologist in SU's Department of Physiological Sciences, was named the first runner-up in the Department of Science and Technology's Women in Science Awards (WiSA) in the category “Distinguished Women Researchers in the Natural and Engineering Sciences". Read more

FMHS lecturer’s award to advance palliative medicine in SA

Dr Henriette Burger from the Division of Radiation Oncology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) recently received an ASCO IDEA award from Conquer Cancer. Read more

Teen mental health to benefit from Seedat’s 2020 Woman Global Chair appointment

In yet another “feather to her bow", Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Head of the Department of Psychiatry in the FMHS, Professor Soraya Seedat, has been appointed as a 2020 Women Global Chair by the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. Read more


Apply for international staff mobility opportunities

Stellenbosch University International (SU International) invites staff to apply for mobility opportunities for academic and support staff members for the 1st Semester (January to June) 2020. The closing date for all applications is 20 September 2019.

Click here OR contact Lidia du Plessis on 021 808 2607, email: lidia@sun.ac.za  
Interested in research and innovation funding for European collaboration?
The DRD offers dedicated support for all Horizon 2020 programmes.
                                                                          For support in:
Identification of H2020 calls
H2020 application process
Advice on H2020 participation
Contact Lizél Kleingbiel
Coordinator: EU & other international funding opportunities
 lizelk@sun.ac.za // x2105

Click here for more funding opportunities
Research Indaba
The aim of the Indaba is to provide an opportunity where researchers from across the ten Faculties at SU can discuss and debate topics of common interest.

Date:17 October 2019
Time: 08:30 - 14:00 
Venue: STIAS 
Contact: Fadwha Patel
New SU lecture series launched: Forward with Research Impact
The Division for Research Development (DRD) in collaboration with the University Museum is hosting a new lecture series, Forward with Research Impact. It will be presented at the Old Main Building (law faulty, room 1028 A&B) on a weekly basis from 21 August 2019 to 20 November 2019 and consists of a series of lunchtime conversations/talks that focus on the University`s core strategic theme of Research for Impact.

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Forward with SU Researchers
Looking for the connections:
Dr Rika Preiser

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Forging ahead with music:
Prof Willemien Froneman
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If you've missed Dr Rika Preiser's talk, listen to it here.
Re-humanising Complexity: Conceptual and practical implications for anticipating new frontiers in complex systems research
We regret to inform you that the WednesdayWiz session scheduled for 4 September has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for any inconveniences caused as a result. We hope to see you at the next sessions! Click here for the full programme

Stellenbosch Forum Lecture:
Dr Annie Bakker

26 September 2019
SU Museum
(13:00 - 14:00)

no RSVP required


Forward with Research Impact Lecture:  Prof Amanda Gouws

11 September 2019  - (13:00 - 14:00)
Room 1028 A&B, Old Main Building (Law Faculty)
RSVP: whitney@sun.ac.za
by 9 September 
Click here for more information.
Watch Prof Francois Vorhies talk about Wildlife and Conservation in Sustainable Economic Development

Senate adopts motion on transforming research and science at SU

​The Stellenbosch University (SU) Senate has thrown its weight behind a “focused and concerted long-term institutional response" to the issues brought to the fore by the [...] controversial journal article on race and cognition by five SU academics.  Read more

Conflict of Interest - Awareness raising for SU 

The SU Policy on conflict of interest makes specific provision for the disclosure and appropriate management of any potential conflicts of interest of members of the institution. The main take-home message in this policy document is: When in doubt, declare!
For any advice or clarification needed to guide the implementation of the conflict of interest policy, kindly contact Dr Therina Theron, Senior Director: Research and Innovation (ttheron@sun.ac.za) or Ms Cornelia Malherbe, Director: Research Contracts (cvdm2@sun.ac.za). Read more 
DRD Ethics Cluster - Job shadowing

As part of the DRD’s commitment to Stellenbosch University’s Vision 2040, for the advancement of knowledge in service of society, we welcomed Cee-Jaé Thomas, a grade 11 pupil from Norman Henshilwood High School, as part of her job-shadowing assignment.  

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Is your profile updated on the SU Knowledge Directory?
The aim of the SU Knowledge Directory is to make information about the expertise of our researchers more accessible by means of a web console which will feature on the SU website.   Click here to read more.
Do you want to apply for NRF Rating this year?
Watch this video for more information.

Library and Information Services

SUNScholarData data repository launched
SUNScholarData, an institutional research data repository, was launched by the Library and Information Service on 12 August 2019.  It can be used for the registration, archival storage, sharing and dissemination of research data produced or collected in relation to research conducted under the auspices of Stellenbosch University.
Please read more about SUNScholarData on the blog Library Research News. You are welcome to subscribe to this blog to keep up to date with more information on research data management, and other news related to library research support.

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