Participants in the SA-YSSP conduct research at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
The SA-YSSP is administered by staff at the South African National Research Foundation, the South Africa Department of Science and Technology, and the University of the Free State in Bloemfontfontein, South Africa.
The SA-YSSP provides the opportunity for doctoral candidates to advance their research under the direct supervision of senior scientists from IIASA and South Africa, and at the same time contribute to IIASA’s on-going scientific agenda and to the South Africa Department of Science and Technology’s "Grand Challenges."
In addition to this hands-on research training, the SA-YSSP offers scientific seminars covering themes in both the social and natural sciences, often with policy dimensions, to broaden the participants’ perspectives and strengthen their analytical and modelling skills. Keynote lectures are delivered by national and international leaders in their respective research fields, partly drawn from IIASA’s widespread network of alumni and collaborators, as well as from the NRF’s extensive international networks of excellence. The program is also enhanced with specific field trips, cultural and heritage excursions, and involves networking with locally based research programs.
To ensure a rich international mix of participants and allow for exchanges and collaboration on projects that address global and regional challenges, the participants for the SA-YSSP from South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are complemented by placements reserved for participants from other IIASA member countries – up to 30 participants in total.
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Last edited: 08 April 2013