Division for Research Development
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Research Chairs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The research chairs hosted by Stellenbosch University is positioned strategically around specific research areas where Stellenbosch University is seen as a leader in the field and where existing resources and capacity exist for a focused knowledge and human resource intervention.

The aim of the initiative is to make South Africa competitive in the international knowledge economy based on its existing and potential strengths (please click here for more information on the SA Research Chair initiative of the NRF). Stellenbosch University currently hosts 38 chairs, of which 24 are within the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI), funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), through the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa. 

​​​​Read more about the Research Chairs hosted at Stellenbosch University below.​
  
  
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Engineering Electromagnetics/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/5.png
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Genetic Tailoring of Biopolymershttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/6.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-genetic-tailoring-of-biopolymersDialog
Economics of Social Policyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/7.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-the-economics-of-social-policyDialog
Land, Environment & Sustainable Developmenthttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/8.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-the-sociology-of-land-environment-and-sustainable-developmentDialog
Science Communicationhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/11.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-science-communicationDialog
Nanostructured Functional Materialshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/12.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-nanostructured-functional-materialsDialog
  
  
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Aeronautical Dynamics & Controlhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/national-aerospace-centre-(nac)-research-chair-in-aeronautical-dynamics-controlDialog
Energy Researchhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/2.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/energy-researchDialog
Human Rights Lawhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/3.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/human-rights-lawDialog
Experimental Petrologyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/4.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/experimental-petrologyDialog
Photovoltaic (PV) Systemshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/9.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/research-facts/scatec-solar-chair-in-photovoltaic-(pv)-systemsDialog
Advanced Marcromolecular Architectureshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/10.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/research-facts/sa-research-chair-on-advanced-marcromolecular-architecturesDialog
  
  
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Pavement Engineeringhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/13.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/south-african-national-roads-agency-limited-(sanral)-chair-in-pavement-engineeringDialog
Photonics - Ultrafast and Ultra-intense Laser Sciencehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/14.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-photonics-ultrafast-and-ultra-intense-laser-scienceDialog
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/15.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-(ptsd)Dialog
Property Lawhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/16.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-property-lawDialog
Meat Science: Genomics to Nutrinomicshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/17.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-meat-science-genomics-to-nutrinomicsDialog
Integrated Wine Scienceshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/18.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-integrated-wine-sciencesDialog
  
  
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Applied Pre-harvest Decidious Fruit Researchhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/19.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/hortgro-chair-in-applied-pre-harvest-decidious-fruit-researchDialog
Wastewater Managementhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/20.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/erwat-research-chair-in-wastewater-managementDialog
Intellectual Property (IP)http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/21.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/anton-mostert-chair-of-intellectual-property-(ip)Dialog
Agronomyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/22.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/agricol-chair-in-agronomyDialog
TB Biomarkershttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/1.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-tb-biomarkersDialog
Animal Tuberculosis (TB)http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/23.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-animal-tuberculosis-(tb)Dialog
  
  
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Social-ecological Systems and Resiliencehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/24.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-social-ecological-systems-and-resilienceDialog
Artificial Intelligencehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/25.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/su-csir-chair-in-artificial-intelligenceDialog
Paediatric Tuberculosis (TB)http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/26.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-paediatric-tuberculosis-(tb)Dialog
Analytical Polymer Sciencehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/2a.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sasol-chair-in-analytical-polymer-sciencDialog
Postharvest Technologyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/27.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-postharvest-technologyDialog
Quantum, Optical and Atomic Physicshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/28.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/su-csir-chair-in-quantum-optical-and-atomic-physicsDialog
  
  
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Integrative Skeletal Muscle Physiology, Biology and Biotechnologyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/29.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-integrative-skeletal-muscle-physiology-biology-and-biotechnologyDialog
Mathematical and Theoretical Physical Bioscienceshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/30.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-mathematical-and-theoretical-physical-biosciencesDialog
Mechanistic Modelling of Health and Epidemiologyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/1b.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-mechanistic-modelling-of-health-and-epidemiologyDialog
Mycobactomicshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/2b.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-mycobactomicsDialog
Gender Politicshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/3a.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sa-research-chair-in-gender-politicsDialog
Studies in Transformation and Historical Traumahttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/4a.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/research-chair-in-studies-in-transformation-and-historical-traumaDialog
  
  
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Schizophrenia Researchhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/5a.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/sarah-turoff-endowed-chair-in-schizophrenia-researchDialog
PRASA Engineering http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/PublishingImages/Research%20Chairs/6a.png
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http://www.sun.ac.za/english/research-innovation/Research-Development/prasa-engineering-research-chairDialog