31 October – 2 November 2016, Stellenbosch

DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (SciSTIP) and the South African Research Chair (SARChi) in Science Communication (SciCOM) held a joint conference at Stellenbosch University between 31 October and 3 November 2016.

The conference was preceded by a PhD Colloquium at which a number of SciSTIP and SciCOM PhD candidates presented their work and early results.

The conference was officially opened by Dr Phil Mjwara, Director-General of the Department of Science and Technology. His address was based on a speech prepared by the original keynote speaker Minister Naledi Pandor who was unable to attend the opening. The conference was held over three days and focused on three thematic areas:

  • Science and innovation studies
  • Bibliometrics and research evaluation
  • Challenges in communicating science