Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST)

CREST hosts five post-graduate programmes in Monitoring and Evaluation Studies and Science and Technology Studies.

The Centre also hosts the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (SciSTIP) and the SARCHI Chair in Science Communication (SciCOM).

Science Friday
27 July 2018

Join us on 27 July 2018 for Science Friday with Professor Manuel Castells.

Professor Castells holds the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and was awarded the Holberg Prize in 2012 and the Balzan Prize for Sociology in 2013. He will be speaking about Universities in Africa and development.

New article in Scientometrics

A new research article with the title “Measuring multidisciplinary health research at South African universities: a comparative analysis based on co-authorships and journal subject categories”, has been published in the journal Scientometrics. The article is co-authored by CREST MPhil student Tracy Klarenbeek and her supervisor Professor Nelius Boshoff.

Science Friday
17 August 2018

Join us on 17 August 2018 for the next Science Friday – Unlocking the power of storytelling as a science communication tool.

We have invited Dr Burt Davis as the guest speaker to find out more about his novel approach to health communication. Working with affected communities, he has developed and evaluated a ‘photo novel’ to use in the prevention of drug abuse.

SciCOM 100 Conference 2018

5 – 7 November 2018, Stellenbosch University

Online course
#Scicomm online 2018

6 August – 17 September 2018, online short course in science communication