SciSTIP is a DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.

Established in 2014 as part of the DST/NRF Centres of Excellence Programme, SciSTIP focuses on in-depth analyses of the state and dynamics of science across the African continent. The insights generated by its varied research portfolio underpins evidence-based, expert advice that feeds into science management and policy directives.

Book on “Next generation of scientists in Africa” making news

Prominent media outlets have reported on a new book published as a result of a comprehensive CREST study of the career prospects of young scientists in Africa.

What is needed for young scientists in Africa to become research leaders?

A new book that was launched at Stellenbosch University today, The Next Generation of Scientists in Africa, reveals the career aspirations and research performance of scientists younger than 40 years across the African continent.

Research excellence in the Global South: bibliometric evidence of 21st century trends

The 21st century world of science is still a very unequal world, dominated by the advanced economies in the ‘Global North’ with sophisticated science systems: this is where the vast majority of scientific research is done and where most of Nobel prize laurates did their breakthrough discoveries.

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How well is South African science doing?

When assessing the performance of any national science system one needs to be clear about the “performance criteria” as well as the underlying data that are being used in such an assessment.