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South Africa and UK Establish Research Chairs to Strengthen Research and Innovation

11 May 2016


South Africa and the United Kingdom have established the first three bilateral research chairs to strengthen research and innovation capacity between the two countries.

The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, and the British High Commissioner to South Africa, Dame Judith Macgregor, launched the research chairs in Cape Town today.

Two of the chairs, at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), will focus on food security, while the chair at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) will focus on political science.

Implemented by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the research chairs form part of the UK-SA Newton Fund science cooperation initiative that the two countries launched in 2014.


Please click here to read the full news article from the National Research Foundation website