S.E.T. for socio-economic growth
Researchers are critical to development and solving socio-economic issues: Research is critical to advancing the science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation output goals of a country, its development, and its global competitiveness. Suitably skilled scientists, lecturers, engineers, and related professionals are vital.
Hurdles and opportunities for these skilled professionals: The technology-driven fluidity across boundaries of countries, disciplines, economic sectors, and occupations mean a world rich with opportunities. But it also means that navigating a career path is more challenging than ever – even for highly qualified people. Furthermore, there are the challenges with reduced research funding and increased red tape, as well as stiff competition.
There is no longer a standard career path for researchers. What does the successful scientist of the future look like? What are the implications of technology-enabled lifelong learning and just-in-time learning?
- What does a systems approach tell us about TH collaboration?
- The international Triple Helix Association – Who we are
- A South African Triple Helix Chapter – Proposal
- NRF’S Support of Postgraduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
- Issues of identity – age, culture, race, gender, and language in research institutions
- Is the world of the 4IR changing the research enterprise and the skills required for research?
- An Integrative Framework for Adaptive Industrial Systems Optimisation
- Researchers vs entrepreneurs – who drives innovation?
- Status of Postgraduate Research Training in Engineering in South Africa – A Consensus Study
- Recognition of multi-disciplinary qualifications and applied sciences