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).

Dr Rein Arndt (1929 – 2020)

Dr Reinhard Richard (Rein) Arndt, one of South Africa’s visionary science leaders and research strategists, passed away at his Stellenbosch home on 1 January 2020, aged 90. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Aritha, four daughters, four sons-in-law and 10 grandchildren, as well as many other family members and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate his life and honour his legacy will be held on Tuesday 14 January 2020 at 11:00, at the Lutheran Church, 26 Hofmeyr Street, Stellenbosch.

Applications invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scientometrics / Bibliometrics / Research Evaluation

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scientometrics / Bibliometrics / Research Evaluation. The fellowship will commence in February 2020. The initial fellowship is for 2-years and is renewable for another subsequent term of 2 years. Postdoctoral fellowship applications are open to anyone who has completed their PhD in the last five years. It is expected that the successful candidate will have a strong background and competencies in quantitative methods and/or information science.

Engaging with Engagement

The term ‘public engagement with science’ is gaining importance in all fields of research. From the European Union’s strategy for Responsible Research and Innovation to the National Research Foundation’s funding proposals, the demand for researchers to engage with the public is increasing. And it seems this demand won’t be going away any time soon. But what does ‘public engagement with science’ really mean and how can it be done most effectively?

Digital training can help supervisors lift PhD output

Read the article published in The Conversation.

DIES/CREST Online Training Course for Supervisors of Doctoral Candidates at African Universities

The course is presented over eight weeks. There are two offerings of the course in 2020, from 11 May – 10 July 2020 (followed by a practical assignment due on 07 August 2020) and from 10 August – 09 October 2020 (followed by a practical assignment due on 09 November 2020).