[Irtalk] News - Stellenbosch takes the lead in science communication...
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Thu Oct 2 10:07:42 SAST 2014
The first research chair in science communication in South Africa has just
been awarded to Stellenbosch University (SU). It the first chair of its
kind on the continent of Africa, positioning the University to pioneer the
development of this academic field across the continent.
Science communication had over the past few decades been established as an
important new area of research and many universities from across the world
launched academic and research programmes in this field.
The Minister of Science and Technology in South Africa, Ms Naledi Pandor,
lead the way to promote this learning area locally by means of a research
chair. Ms Pandor repeatedly emphasised the importance of science
communication in a democratic dispensation.
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