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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.

The conference will feature 2 interdisciplinary workshops, 57 oral presentations and 9 posters from all over South Africa and beyond. We made an ​effort to create meaningful themes for the oral sessions which emphasise the multidisciplinary nature of the conference. Download the programme now!

A special feature of the conference is an interdisciplinary workshop on climate smart agriculture with prominent speakers, and a workshop on food security, find the announcement in the programme (also below). Note that attending the afternoon workshops​ is free of charge, but registration is required since attendance is limited.

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

​​The organisers (Postdoctoral Society Stellenbosch)

How to register?
What is the plan for the conference?
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Where do I find affordable accommodation?
Frequently Asked Questions


Important Dates​​​​​

Opening: 3 October, evening
Conference days: 4-5 October
Closing: 5 October, evening
Abstract deadline: 17 July
Registration closes: 21 Sept




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

Limited free attendance of afternoon workshops

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Registra​tion form​

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