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.