Being a Rated Researcher
If you are studying a postgraduate research degree, you may also want to consider being a rated researcher with the National Research Foundation.
The National Research Foundation is an independent government institution, established by the government to promote research within South Africa, as well as provide the required funding for a number of research projects. The institution’s mission is to assist with development of research in the country so that everyone may benefit from the studies of postgraduates and researchers. The Foundation also helps measure South African research against research made overseas, identifying where South African researchers rank in the international environment.
Putting South Africa on the Scientific Map
South Africa is certainly an influential and global leader, over and above what its citizens may think of the country. Politically we’re considered a regional leader, if not by our neighbours and other African brothers, then by the world at large. We have a foot in the BRICS door, and we are actively involved in global organisations. Economically, although being slowed by complications, our economy is still the second largest on the continent. Our sports teams, especially rugby and cricket, are some of the world’s finest. But what about our scientific exploits? Are we on the globe’s scientific map?
VUT student scoops ABE Bailey Travel Bursary
All my life, I lived to leave a mark in everything I participate in so that my life and name is celebrated through generations that will come after me. My presence and principles should have a positive influence on people I meet or I associate with, and how I conduct myself is a true reflection of how I was raised. I have always shown dedication in what I do, and my competitive nature makes me excel in activities that I partake in. Having being faced with a lot of challenging experiences in the past, I have learned not to become a product of my environment and rise above circumstances. When faced with challenges all I tell myself is that “God puts you through things in order to bring out the best in who you are, sometimes greatness is not what you accomplish, but what you overcome.”
IT in the Next Decade
Where will information technology be in the next 10 years? This is quite a complicated question actually. Information technology encompasses so many paradigms, theories and practices that it is hard to determine what classifies as an advancement in information technology. So, without sounding too general, we stuck to looking at changes that are strictly technological and will likely impact the way we study Information Technology in the not-too-distant future.
The Need for Students with Management Degrees
Studying business management seems to be the generic ‘go-to’ option for a ton of students who seem to be flummoxed by their career choices. Many students feel that they have not made up their minds when leaving school, and settle on Business Studies or Business Management as their subject of preference. People may feel that this is a mistake that a lot of students make, however a degree in Management Sciences is not the worst choice that the student could have made.
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