Research & Innovation


Dialogue

EMPERORS PALACE | 31 MAY – 1 JUNE 2018

 P R O G R A M M E

Conference Room | Julia

DAY 1: THURSDAY, 31 MAY 2018
Theme: Postgraduate training and funding
08:30 – 09:30Arrival, registration and refreshments
OPENING AND WELCOME

Session Chairperson: Prof Cheryl de la Rey

Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Pretoria (UP), and

Chairperson of the USAf Research and Innovation Strategy Group (RISG)

09:30 – 09:40WelcomeProf Cheryl de la Rey
09:40 – 10:00

 

Ministerial Address

 

Honourable Minister of Science and Technology

Mrs Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane

Introduction of the Honourable Minister: Prof Ahmed Bawa

KEYNOTE

Session Chairperson: Prof Ahmed Bawa

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Universities South Africa (USAf)

10:00 -11:00Keynote Address:

 

Collaboration for postgraduate training amongst Commonwealth universities and related funding opportunities.

Dr Joanna Newman

Chief Executive and Secretary General, The Association of Commonwealth Universities

 

11:00 – 11:15                                 REFRESHMENT BREAK
SESSION 1: NEXT GENERATION OF RESEARCHERS

Session Chairperson: Dr Thomas Auf der Heyde

Deputy Director-General, Research Development and Support,

Department of Science and Technology (DST)

11:15 – 12:30Presentation:

 

Building a cadre of emerging researchers for Higher Education in South Africa. Implications for the Research & Innovation System.

Prof Johann Mouton

Director, Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), University of Stellenbosch (US)

12:30 – 13:30                                             LUNCH

 

SESSION 2:  DOCTORAL TRAINING AND SUPPORT

Session Chairperson: Prof Deresh Ramjugernath

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN)

13:30 – 14:30Panel:

 

International collaboration and Doctoral training opportunities.

Prof Ahmed Bawa,

Dr Molapo Qhobela,

Chief Executive Officer, National Research Foundation (NRF)

Ms Anisa Khan

Newton Fund and Higher Education Programme Manager, British Council, Johannesburg

14:30 – 14:40                                            BREAK
14:40 – 16:15Panel:

 

Supporting postgraduate students – best practices for doctoral training  (institutional presentations)

Followed by discussion.

Prof Stephanie Burton,

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Pretoria

Prof Sibusiso Moyo,

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Engagement, Durban University of Technology

Prof Sioux McKenna,

Director of Postgraduate Studies,Rhodes University

Prof Ramjugernath

16:15 – 16:30                                  REFRESHMENT BREAK
16:30 – 17:00Presentation & Portal Demonstration:

 

The National Science Technology and Innovation Portal developed by the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI)

Dr Mlungisi Cele

CEO, NACI

17:00 – 17:15Closing remarksProf Cheryl de la Rey
17:30 – 19:00

COCKTAIL EVENT @ EMPERORS PALACE

Conference Room | LUCRETIA

Address by Prof Thandwa Mthembu, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Durban University of Technology, and Chairperson of the USAf Board

 

 

DAY 2 : FRIDAY, 1 JUNE 2018
Theme: Internationalisation and inter-institutional collaboration
09:00 – 09:15WelcomeProf Cheryl de la Rey
09:15 – 10:00Ministerial AddressThe Honourable Minister of Higher Education and Training

Ms Naledi Pandor

Introduction of the Honourable Minister: Prof Thandwa Mthembu

SESSION 3: INTERNATIONALISATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Session Chairperson: Dr Molapo Qhobela

10:00 – 11:00Keynote Address:

 

Changes in the global landscape of science and science funding.

Dr Heide Hackman

Executive Director,International Council for Science

11:00 – 11:15                               REFRESHMENT BREAK
11:15 – 11:45DHET Policy on Internationalisation: Opportunities for the Higher Education Sector

Followed by discussion.

Mr Mahlubi Mabizela,

Chief Director: University Policy, DHET

SESSION 4: PUBLIC FUNDING FOR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH

Session Chairperson: Dr Chris Nhlapo

Acting Vice-Chancellor, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

11:45 – 12:30Public funding for research in South Africa, with specific reference to postgraduate funding.Dr Molapo Qhobela, and

Dr Dianne Parker,

Deputy Director General, University Education, DHET

SESSION 5: PRIVATE SECTOR FUNDING FOR RESEARCH

Session Chairperson: Prof Zeblon Vilakazi

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)

12:30 – 13:50Panel:

The future of private sector funding for research and innovation:

  • Aspen Pharmacare
  • Minerals Council South Africa
  • The Creative Leadership Collective Africa
Panellists: 

Mr Stravos Nicolaou

Aspen Pharmacare

Mr Sietse van der Woude

Senior Executive: Modernisation and Safety, Minerals Council South Africa

Mr Paul Steenkamp

CEO, Creative Leadership Collective Africa

13:50 – 14:00Closing remarksProf  Ahmed Bawa
14:00                                            LUNCH AND DEPARTURE