Higher Education Transformation Colloquium
A three day Higher Education Transformation Colloquium was held in Bloemfontein from 6-8 May 2013. The colloquium was organised by Higher Education South Africa (HESA); sponsored by the Department of Higher Education & Training and hosted by the University of the Free State. Some of the presentations made at the conference may be accessed by clicking here.
New Zealand Development Scholarships
Scholarships are offered for full-time, postgraduate study that will assist in the suitable economic development of a student's home country, with preferencegiven to study in agricultural or geothermal development.
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships
HESA as the South African Nominating Agency for Commonwealth Scholarships, has been invited by the New Zealand Government to nominate candidates for the New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP). There scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and are for PhD or Masters level study in New Zealand commencing February 2014.
Response to allegations of Higher Education Transformation Network against HESA
HESA has examined the statement made by the Higher Education
Transformation Network (HETN) on 10 April 2013 with regard to the statements
alleged to have been made by Professor Jonathan Jansen in the recent period,
and we are astounded at the ease with which HETN selects to question the
integrity of HESA, and by implication, its Board of Directors.
HESA Appoints a new CEO
The Board of HESA is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Jeffrey Mabelebele as its
new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Dr Mabelebele was an Acting CEO of HESA
since 1 December 2011.
Commonwealth Scholarships Tenable In The United Kingdom, 2013/14
Higher Education South Africa (HESA) is the Nominating Agency for South African citizens who
wish to apply for the Commonwealth Scholarships tenable in the UK for 2013/14.
South Africa can send a maximum of 45 nominations of which no more than half (20) may be for doctoral studies (including via a split-site mode).
The Developing Countries Partnership Scholarship Program, 2012 - 2013
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia provides the opportunity for the Lecturers/ Teachers, Prospective Teachers and Civil Servants of South Africa, to pursue higher education by studying for their Master‚Äôs Degree in prestigious Indonesian universities, through the Developing Countries Partnership Scholarship (DCPS) Program of the Republic of Indonesia for the academic year 2012-2013.
HESA urges the National Council of Provinces to reject the Protection Of State Information Bill
As the National Council of Provinces considers the Protection of State Information Bill,
Higher Education South Africa (HESA) urges parliamentarians to reject the Bill in its
current form. In a submission to the National Council of Provinces‚Äô Ad Hoc Committee,
HESA has raised serious concerns about the Bill.
HESA welcomes the 2012 Budget Speech by Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan
HESA welcomes the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan‚Äôs Budget Speech, delivered on
22 February 2012. Although some of the issues raised in the speech and associated
documents will certainly provoke robust debate within the Higher Education sector, a
great number of the positions with implications for Higher Education will find broad
Statement on the announcement of the minister of science and technology, Ms Naledi Pandor on additional 60 research chairs for the Higher Education sector
Higher Education South Africa (HESA) welcomes the announcement by the Minister of
Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor, that a total of 60 new Research Chairs will
be awarded to various Higher Education Institutions across South Africa during the
2011/12 and 2013/14 Medium Term Expenditure Framework.
Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowship 2012/13
Applications are invited for an award under the Scheme for Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowships in either a Clinical Medicine or Medical Science Department of the University. Further information may be obtained from the Chairperson of the Selection Committee, Prof Dan Ncayiyana at Email: email@example.com or from Deborah Hendricks at Email: Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date is 31 May 2012.
State of the Nation Address: HESA response
Higher Education South Africa (HESA) would like to commend President Zuma on two crucial points and to add one caveat of caution in the light of his State of the Nation address.
Statement on the University Of Johannesburg incident
Higher Education South Africa (HESA) notes with sadness the recent developments at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) relating to admission of first year students at the Bunting Road Campus.
Professional Development Programme (PDP): Doctoral Students & Post-Doctoral Fellows
The Department of Science and Technology (DST), and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have introduced the Professional Development Programme (PDP) aimed at training South African Doctoral students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The PDP is part of a suite of DST-NRF human capital development funding instruments aimed at increasing the number of skilled personnel in science, engineering and technology.
Wits Institute For Social And Economic Research (Wiser) - Doctoral fellowship
A strong commitment to doctoral training and supervision is a critical part of WISER‚Äôs mission. Funding from the Ford Foundation has enabled us to continue our long-standing doctoral fellowship programme, and we are able to fund several students for full-time doctoral study. We call for applications for three-year fellowships to be awarded to outstanding students in appropriate fields of study.
Young Scientists Summer Program
Advanced graduate students in the natural and social sciences are invited to apply for a place in the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) located near Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1977, the Program each year welcomes about 50 highly motivated young men and women from over 20 countries to work alongside IIASA‚Äôs distinguished scientists on a project related to their own doctoral research.