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MPhil | PhD: Science & Technology Studies (Specialisation in Research Uptake & Utilisation)

Type :
Training
Location :
University of Stellenbosch
Deadline :
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 23:45

The MPhil | PhD: Science & Technology Studies (Specialisation in Research Uptake & Utilisation) programme offered by the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa introduces the social, political, economic, epistemological, historical and ethical dimension of science as a complex human system.

The focus is on Africa, in particular topics related to science and development, the nature and formations of research systems and knowledge production in developing countries. The history of the African context (such as de-institutionalised research systems, lack of national funding, poor research infrastructure and the effects of brain drain) is covered, as are the new drivers of university intermediated knowledge production and brokering.

A further focus is on research evaluation, impact evaluation and bibliometrics. Candidates for the MPhil | PhD: Science and Technology Studies (Specialisation in Research Uptake and Utilisation) may be drawn from researchers, research managers, as well as communication and publicity managers, journalists and new media application experts.

South African students have until 30 September to apply.