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High-voltage innovation
High-voltage innovation
Electrical engineering spans a wide area of research, understanding and study. One of these areas, though not the most popular among researchers,...
Foreign doctorates are attractive ― but don’t write off homegrown PhDs
Foreign doctorates are attractive ― but don’t write off homegrown PhDs
Introducing more skilled employees into the economy is an important path to development for many middle income countries. That’s why increased...
Better standards and guidelines can bolster research literature reviews
Better standards and guidelines can bolster research literature reviews
There is an enormous amount of academic research in the world. And the number is growing all the time. The volume of research articles doubles every nine years. In...
FameLab South Africa: University of the Free State's Emmie Chiyindiko wins
FameLab South Africa: University of the Free State's Emmie Chiyindiko wins
Creating conversations between science and society was the focus of the FameLab South Africa final held at the Future Earth conference in Port...
Meet the slave shipwreck detective
Meet the slave shipwreck detective
Staring out to sea on a flawlessly sunny day, underwater archaeologist Ibrahima Thiaw visualises three shipwrecks once packed with slaves that now...
Varsities need cash to stay ahead: South Africa has too much to lose from cost cuts
Varsities need cash to stay ahead: South Africa has too much to lose from cost cuts
The most recent report by the Academic Ranking of World Universities — also known as the Shanghai ranking and one of the most respected and...
Postgrad study key to development
Postgrad study key to development
Much has been written about South Africa as a developmental state, but often missing from the conversation is a sense of the human capacity...
Copyright issues dog academics
Copyright issues dog academics
In the publish or perish environment of academia, getting papers into high-impact international journals is a metric for determining a researcher's...
Red algae can defeat toxic 'smart' dirt
Red algae can defeat toxic 'smart' dirt
You might have heard of smart bugs – viruses that have mutated and become resistant to ordinary antibiotics. But there is another, less well-known...
Dark days for black researchers
Dark days for black researchers
Certainly, publishing should be the focus whenever we seek to find the absent black professor.

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