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Inaugural HSRC Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities to leading scholar tonight

25 November 2016  | Latest News  | General

The HSRC will present the inaugural Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities to a leading scholar tonight. The awards ceremony for the first Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities will be awarded at the HSRC’s Pretoria office tonight.

Opening address - Inaugural Restitution Conference, Castle of Good Hope

10 November 2016  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

The first even restitution conference in South Africa was hosted by the HSRC.

The conference was attended by 320 people from 46 organisations which included civil society groups as well as universities.

Public perceptions of biotechnology have increased over time

1 November 2016  | Latest News  | Education and Skills Development

A report, Public Perceptions of Biotechnology in South Africa, produced by the HSRC was released today by the Department of Science and Technology. The key finding is that although public perceptions have increased, there is still work to be done.

The report was conducted by the Education and Skills Development unit of the HSRC and was authored by Dr Michael Gastrow, Ben Roberts, Dr Vijay Reddy and Shameelah Ismail on behalf of the Public Understanding of Biotechnology Programme of the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA).

 

Restitution: Something for everyone

12 October 2016  | Latest News  | Human and Social Development

The first ever conference on restitution to be held in South Africa takes place in November 2016. What sets this event apart from others, is its all-encompassing focus on restitution as symbolic, material (land, wealth, education) and practical (skills sharing, mentoring).

LMIP releases first major skills planning report

29 September 2016  | Latest News  | Education and Skills Development

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) was commissioned by Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to study the dynamics of skills supply and demand in order to inform skills policy in South Africa.

Dr Glenda Kruss appointed as DED: CeSTII

22 September 2016  | Latest News  | CeSTII

The HSRC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Glenda Kruss as the Deputy Executive Director for the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). 

New and creative ways to deliver books to young children in low-income countries

15 September 2016  | Latest News  | Research Use and Impact Assessment

The Impact of Open Licensing on the Early Reader Ecosystem examines how to use open licensing to promote quality learning resources for young children that are relevant and interesting. Research in early reading tends to focus on traditional publishing value and supply chains, without taking much consideration of new approaches and solutions emerging from the digitisation of content and the impact of open licences.

Gender diversities: What does the African public really think?

There is a general belief that African people are deeply homophobic and unaccepting of gender diversities. But what does the African public really think? The truth is that we don’t really know because hardly any work has been done to gather and analyse the views of the public in a structured way in Africa.

Latest LMIP Research publication available for download

1 September 2016  | Latest News  | Education and Skills Development

LMIP issued the latest edition of their Research Bulletin

AIDS 2016 Satellite Session

22 August 2016  | Latest News

The HSRC hosted a satelllite session during the AIDS 2016 conference which provided good insights and presentations of the research undertaken by HSRC researchers.

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