Division for Research Development
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The first Postdoctoral Conference of Southern Africa will be hosted by Stellenbosch University in honour of the centenary of the University 03-05 October 2018 in Stellenbosch (South Africa).

Although still being young, postdoctoral research is becoming the main driving force of internationally recognised research in South Africa and southern Africa. Contributing significantly to undergraduate and graduate teaching, postdoctoral research also holds the potential to connect African students with international research and job opportunities, advancing transformation and development.​

The aim of the conference is to bring together young researchers from all fields of research to create an interdisciplinary forum and emphasize the importance of postdoctoral fellows to drive research for 100 years into the future.

Do not miss the opportunity to become part of the evolving community of postdoctoral research in Africa! As a postdoctoral research in southern Africa, you can apply for talks, posters and workshops with any subject as long as it is related to your​​​ research. We will group talks into sessions that emphasis the interdisciplinary nature of the conference.​

​Find all the necessary information below and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

​​The organisers (Postdoctoral Society Stellenbosch)

How to register?
What is the plan for the conference?
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Frequently Asked Questions


Important Dates​​​​​

Opening: 3 October, evening
Conference days: 4-5 October
Closing: 5 October, evening
Abstract deadline: 17 July
Registration closes: 31 August




R1500 for full conference
R800 for one day
(includes catering at venue
and opening cocktail)​​

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Registration form​

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