The Southern African Systems Analysis Centre (SASAC) that was launched in November 2011 is a multi-year initiative coordinated by the University of the Western Cape, in partnership with the Universities’ of Limpopo and the Witwatersrand, and Stellenbosch University. This initiative takes cognisance of additional and multi-level systems analysis capacity interventions, and a comprehensive approach to policy related activities in South- and Southern Africa.
SASAC has dedicated three-year bursaries for South African and Africa PhD students based at a South African university to complete their studies with a supervisor from South Africa, experienced in systems analysis, possibly in collaboration with a co-supervisor associated with IIASA.
SASAC PhD Programme Objective
The aim of the SASAC PhD programme is to provide an opportunity for excellent young doctoral students to advance their research under the direct supervision of senior scientists from South African research institutions and IIASA, and at the same time contribute to IIASA’s on-going scientific agenda and to the DST’s strategic research agenda as documented in the ‘Grand Challenges’. The SASAC PhD curriculum will provide young and emerging researchers with the following benefits:
Applying to the SASAC Programme
This Call for Doctoral Bursaries is aimed at NEW doctoral students from South Africa and Africa who plan to pursue Doctoral studies at any public university in South Africa in 2017. The call allows for applicants to register at any university in South Africa, in collaboration with their supervisor. The eligibility criteria for these bursaries are as follows:
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14 October 2016
INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH SOUTH AFRICA
Flatø M, Muttarak R, & Pelser A (2017). Women, Weather, and Woes: The Triangular Dynamics of Female-Headed Households, Economic Vulnerability, and Climate Variability in South Africa. World Development 90: 41-62. DOI:10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.08.015.
Nkoana EM, Komendantova N, & Jardandhan V (2016). Impacts of environmental education on perceptions of climate change risks in rural and township communities in Limpopo Province, South Africa. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-16-023
Henneman LRF, Rafaj P, Annegarn HJ, & Klausbruckner C (2016). Assessing emissions levels and costs associated with climate and air pollution policies in South Africa. Energy Policy 89: 160-170. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.11.026.
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