The Role of the NRF Rated Researcher at VUT
VUT’s NRF rated researchers provides aspiring researchers access to the most experienced minds in a number of research fields as supervisors and aides. The supervisory role is incredibly important when conducting research during the earlier phases of a research career. Young (and old) students who are working toward completing their Honours or Masters degrees will depend on the supervisor for advice, critique and schedules regarding their research and progress. At VUT Research faculty we have a whole team of rated researchers ready and willing to assist you with your own ground-breaking research. Here are a few members of the research committee.
NRF Rated Researchers
NRF Rated Researchers are the bright minds that empower and propel the research within a given institution and a particular industry or field. VUT is closely associated with a number of NRF researchers that have proven themselves with high standards of research that have shaped or expanded on existing studies in South Africa. The VUT NRF researchers aren’t only recognised in South Africa, as the nature and impact of their work contributes to their field of research internationally too.
As you can imagine, the process is long and arduous. The NRF researchers at the Vaal University of Technology have dedicated years toward research and study within a very particular field. With so much experience, NRF researchers are thought leaders and influencers in their respective industries. To become an NRF rated researcher one has to be evaluated by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. The foundation only takes into consideration the research that has been made within the last eight years, and assesses the research’s standards and impact both locally and internationally. This method ensures that South African researchers conduct research according to the highest international regulations, and matches the research conducted in other countries around the globe in quality.