21 March 2019

Mobility among young researchers was an effective means to increase the capacity of young scholars in research, according to Professor Heidi Prozesky from the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Mobility can help young scholars access postgraduate courses not offered locally, and increase research publications in international journals through collaborations, she said.

University World News has published an article about building higher education systems that will support research capacity among young scholars in Africa’s institutions of higher learning will be critical in the quest for sustainable development and the building of greater research capacity on the continent, according to German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) President Professor Margret Wintermantel.

Speaking at the recent Young Scholars in Africa Conference hosted by DAAD and held in Nairobi, Kenya, she said the future of development is embedded in research and in young scholars, hence the need for continued investment and support of universities to produce researchers and research solutions for Africa.

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Prof. Heidi Prozesky

Professor Heidi Prozesky from CREST