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.
SciSTIP is hosted by Stellenbosch University at its Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST). The Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI) at Tshwane University of Technology is the co-host. There are also two institutional partners, namely the Centre for Higher Education Trust (CHET), based in Cape Town, and CWTS, a research institute at Leiden University in The Netherlands.
Research strengths in the area of scientometrics and bibliometrics are located at CREST and CWTS. At IERI, the focus is on the critique of political economy and innovation, while CHET has particular expertise in higher-education studies.