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Research Chairs and Centres of Excellence

Stellenbosch University’s (SU) strategic position and research focus show that we are aligned with national research needs and priorities, as confirmed in the SA presidency’s Medium-Term Strategic Framework  (MTSF), SA’s National Development Plan and the global Sustainable Development Goals.
Stellenbosch University is a highly significant and effective role player in addressing strategic priorities such as the eradication of poverty, improvement of social services, building sustainable communities, improvement of South Africa’s health profile, and growing an increasingly inclusive economy for the benefit of all South Africans as well as the citizens of Africa.

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Research at Stellenbosch University 2015

At Stellenbosch University (SU) we do not only strive towards excellence in research, but also in social relevance within constant changing contexts. New knowledge is being unlocked and applied to the benefit of society with research spanning all 17 global sustainability goals.

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9 ways university support can help scale your startup

G-J van Rooyen, chief executive officer (CEO) of South African startup Custos Media Technologies, knows a thing or two about how valuable the support of a university can be to a newly-founded startup.

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Fund aims to sow and grow new university technologies

Most universities start as teaching institutions, delivering graduates to society. After a number of years the focus shifts to a more research-oriented approach and, apart from graduates, research papers became an important output of the institution.

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Quick licences open the road to innovation

ENTREPRENEURS looking to commercialise local research often have to pay hefty legal costs and engage in months of negotiations with universities or research institutions to secure a licence agreement — and they will still not be certain that their innovation will sell.

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Join a meeting of great minds

On Friday, 14 August Stellenbosch University (SU) researchers will once again have the opportunity to meet their research colleagues from other faculties, with the objective of stimulating academic collaboration at the University. “The idea with these networking events is to encourage symbiotic relationships between researchers across all our campuses,” says Anita Nel, senior director of Innovation and Business Development at SU and CEO of Innovus.

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Innovus wins national innovation award

Stellenbosch University (SU)'s technology transfer company, Innovus, has received national acclaim on Wednesday (13 May 2015) for its contribution towards innovation management.

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Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), a division of the Department of Science and Technology, created the TIA Seed Fund to support the funding of innovation-oriented projects undertaken at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Science Councils (SCs). HEIs and SCs can apply for initial funding from the TIA Seed Fund to enable them to develop their ideas into fundable applications.

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SUN MeDIA pushes digital publishing volume, quality with Xerox

SUN MeDIA, one of South Africa’s leading integrated digital publishing, printing and design businesses, has upgraded its Xerox digital colour press equipment in order to significantly boost volume, improve quality and expand the range of products it can offer its customers.

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SUN MeDIA App now available

E-books have steadily become more common as readers grow comfortable with the formats and as the technology matures.
Even in South Africa, tablets and smartphones have saturated the market to such an extent that most people now have the
means to open an e-book in one form or another – even if it is just in their internet browser.

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Shuttleworth repaid R250 million by SA Reserve Bank

In the culmination of a widely followed case, on 1 October 2014 the Supreme Court of Appeal ordered the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to repay Mark Shuttleworth over R250 million plus interest.

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Internship Programme 2015/16

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is responsible for the management of the DST-NRF Internship Programme, in which unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment.

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Innovus bids farewell to Prof Russel Botman

It is with great sadness that Innovus, the University’s industry interaction and innovation company, bids farewell to Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice Chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU), who passed away on Friday 27 June 2014.

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Starting a Business at Stellenbosch University

At the last LaunchLab talk, Abey Mokgwatsane, the CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa, expressed a truth that I think most of us are aware of: the only way South Africa will achieve the economic growth it needs to reduce unemployment is through the effort of entrepreneurs...

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