• Feb 01 2011

    Centres of Excellence (CoE's) Annual Function

    Centres of Excellence Annual Function

    In recognition of the Centres of Excellence (CoE's) an exhibition was held at UCT.

    The programme included a keynote address by the Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor as well as presenations by all the CoE's.

    Programme:

    PROGRAMME
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011, University of Cape Town

    Programme Directors: Drs A Kaniki & NB Nthambeleni

    10.30 11.00 GUEST REGISTRATION

    11.00 Exhibition and Interaction with the Minister

    11.30 Opening Remarks and Welcome
    Dr Max Price: Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Town

    11.35 NRF Perspective and CoE Score Card
    Dr A van Jaarsveld: CEO, National Research Foundation

    11.50 Keynote Address
    Ms Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology

    12.30 CoE Presentation: Birds as Keys to Biodiversity Conservation
    Prof P Hockey

    12.50 CoE Presentation: Catalysis
    Prof M Claeys

    13. 10 CoE Presentation: Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis
    Dr A Welte

    13.30 COFEE/TEA BREAK EXHIBITION

    13.40 CoE Presentation: Strong Materials
    Prof LA Cornish

    14.00 CoE Presentation: Tree Health Biotechnology
    Prof M Wingfield

    14.20 CoE Presentation: Invasion Biology
    Prof S Chown

    14.40 CoE Presentation: Biomedical TB Research
    Prof P van Helden

    15.00 CoE Presentation: Applied Centre for Climate and Earth Systems
    Dr N Sweijd

    15.20 Centre Presentation: National Institute of Theoretical Physics
    Prof F Scholtz

    15.40 Concluding comments and Vote of thanks
    Dr G Pillay: MD RISA, National Research Foundation

    15.45 SNACKS & NETWORKING


    16.30 17.30 A CLOSED MANAGEMENT MEETING FOR CENTRE DIRECTORS, DST AND NRF