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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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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