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.

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.

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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.

PhD students invited to apply now for Globelics Academy 2018

PhD candidates are invited to apply for funding in order to participate in the 13th International Doctoral Academy of Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS), taking place 3 – 14 December 2018 in Tshwane, South Africa.

What does Africa contribute to global research?

Robert Tijssen (professor at CREST and Leiden University), helped to provide scientometric data for a new perspective on Africa’s share of global research. Read the article published in *Research.

Africa’s share of global research is often put at between 2 and 3 per cent. But this is probably an overestimate, a pair of Dutch scientists argue.