Welcome to SciSTIP

SciSTIP (DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy) is a Centre of Excellence established in 2014 within the DST-NRF Centres of Excellence Programme. Its members undertake research on scientometrics and bibliometrics and science, technology and innovation studies. Its five research focus areas are: Science in (South) Africa; Human resources for science and technology; Research evaluation: assessing the uptake, use and impact of research; Science and technology and innovation studies; and Communication in and of science. In addition SciSTIP will produce a bi-ennial South Africa Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Indicator book from 2017.

SciSTIP is hosted by CREST at Stellenbosch University and co-hosted by IERI at Tshwane University of Technology. It has two institutional collaborating partners: CHET in Cape Town and CWTS at Leiden University.


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Recent News

Prof Robert Tijssen cited in Nature

Robert Tijssen is professor at CREST and Chair of Science and Innovation Studies at Leiden University, an institutional partner of SciSTIP.


Contact SciSTIP

For general enquiries: Ms Marthie van Niekerk  ( Tel. +27 21 808 3708)

For enquiries about STS studies at CREST:  Ms Bernia Drake (Tel. +27 21 808 3394)

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