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Public talk on Time as a Passing Shadow

Royal Society of South Africa cordially invites you to attend a public talk on Time as a Passing Shadow: chron [ ... ]

African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence - 2018

Please be informed that the African Union Commission has launched the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific  [ ... ]

The ASSAf Presidential Roundtables on Science, Scholarship and Society bring together experts in a particular field to address a critical issue percolating in society that requires the deliberation of the best minds on the topic.

2nd ASSAf Presidential Roundtable

Topic: Changing Campus Cultures and the Future of South African Universities
Date:
30 May 2018
Venue:
Johannesburg Country Club
Programme

Video recording 
Welcome and Introduction, Prof Jonathan Jansen, President, ASSAf
Prof Penelope Andrews, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town
Prof Somadoda Fikeni, Distinguished Professor, Unisa
Prof Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Witwatersrand
Question and Answer Session
Photographs

1st ASSAf Presidential Roundtable

Topic: University Rankings: Helpful or Harmful?
Date: 7 February 2018
Venue: Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), Stellenbosch University
Programme
Video recording 
Welcome & Intro Prof Jonathan Jansen https://youtu.be/U6fN5EFZGfw
Prof dr Robert Tijissen https://youtu.be/jgaGclYhKYQ 
Prof Zeblon Vilakazi https://youtu.be/4zk7DR4MOi4 
Prof Lis Lange https://youtu.be/-2c9lLkMqwY 
Prof Nico Cloete https://youtu.be/GmL0NZAZdBg
Discussions and Q&A https://youtu.be/7Ee445YMMkI
Photographs
ASSAf article
Media coverage:
Rankings ignore local contexts of universities, say experts
Jonathan Jansen: Rankings not whole story
Ubuntu Podcast

The great global rankings debate