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Status of Postgraduate Research Training in Engineering in South Africa

dc.contributor.authorAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-27T07:20:42Z
dc.date.available2019-03-27T07:20:42Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2018). Status of Postgraduate Research Training in Engineering in South Africa [Available online] DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2018/0032.en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-6399410-7-3
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2018/0032
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11911/112
dc.descriptionCite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2018). Status of Postgraduate Research Training in Engineering in South Africa [Available online] DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2018/0032.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to document and assess the status of postgraduate research training in engineering in South Africa with respect to possible systemic challenges or shortcomings. The study was undertaken for the Department of Science and Technology (DST) by an eight-member panel appointed by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) Council. The report commences with a situational analysis that highlights South Africa’s young and growing population, an industrial sector producing mainly low to medium-technology products, a respected tertiary education system and a government that is supporting science and technology. It further stresses the need for economic growth and international competitiveness to address the problems of poverty and unemployment, concluding that postgraduate training in engineering and active participation in research and development could play a key role in positioning South Africa as an attractive destination for participation in the global manufacturing enterprise. The need for South Africa to transition to high-technology manufacturing is emphasised.
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Science and Technology (DST)en_ZA
dc.format.extent136 pages
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)en_ZA
dc.subjectEngineeringen_ZA
dc.subjectPostgraduateen_ZA
dc.subjectEducationen_ZA
dc.subjectTechnologyen_ZA
dc.subjectInnovationen_ZA
dc.subjectSustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
dc.subjectSDG 4
dc.subjectSDG 5
dc.subjectSDG 8
dc.subjectSDG 9
dc.titleStatus of Postgraduate Research Training in Engineering in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeConsensus Study Reporten_ZA


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