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).

Sharing science – a professional and personal journey!

“Nobody ever told me to engage with school groups and public audiences,” Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan said during her ‘Science Friday @Stellenbosch’ talk at CREST on 7 September 2018. “It was just something I intuitively knew was important to do!” Professor Chinsamy-Turan is a palaeobiologist from the University of Cape Town, and has an A-rating from the National Research Foundation.

Protecting universities’ knowledge-production mandate

University World News has published an article written by Mark Paterson and Nico Cloete on protecting universities’ knowledge-production mandate. This article resulted from a Science Fridays @Stellenbosch meeting during which Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells was speaking.

Read the article which was published in University World News.

SA’s scientists are working more with peers abroad, boosting citations and funding opportunities

South African scientists have steadily increased the number of papers they publish over the past 17 years, and are increasingly collaborating with their international peers, according to research from the University of Stellenbosch.

Read the article which was published in Business Day.