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).

The state of the South African research enterprise – E-book now available

The results of a comprehensive study on the state of the South African research enterprise, which has taken four year to complete, have just been released by CREST. The study, which was commissioned by the NRF in 2015, arguably provides the most comprehensive assessment of the state and recent trends of South African research.

Science policy shifts in SA

Recent Cabinet shuffles, ministerial mergers and a new White Paper herald a new era in South African science policy. In particular, a new emphasis on innovation has emerged. In an article published by The Daily Maverick on 12 August 2019, Professor Michael Kahn, Extraordinary Professor and member of DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science Policy at CREST reflects on these events and its implications.

CREST Director will help steer new global effort to promote transparent research assessment

CREST Director Prof Johann Mouton has been selected as one of 12 founding board members of the new International Center for the Study of Research (ICSR), launched by Elsevier. This new body responds to an increasing demand for transparency and guidance in best practice when it comes to the measurement of the societal impact of research.

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).