News Archive

December 2013

SciDev presents a monthly podcast to keep people in the loop about science and technology news related to global development. In this podcast, listeners hear about the rise of African innovation and how the UN is addressing climate change.

December 2013

by Munyaradzi Makoni

The Regional Initiative in Science and Education, RISE – a major project aimed at boosting higher education in Africa in sciences and engineering through postgraduate training in university-based networks – has been granted US$5 million for three years from its major donor.

December 2013

The Science Initiative Group (SIG) at the Institute for Advanced Study announces a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) to fund the Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE) in Africa for 2014-2016. The award of $4,999,500 represents the third and final grant by CCNY in support of RISE, bringing the total CCNY funding for RISE to more than $15 million since 2008. Full press release here.
 
 

December 2013

 
This month, the Regional Initiative in Science and Education or RISE, a program run by the Institute for Advanced Study, received its third and final grant from the Carnegie Corp. of New York. Since 2008, Carnegie has given RISE more than $15 million to train scientists and engineers in sub-Saharan Africa.
 
 

December 2013

by Kaz Janowski, SciDev.Net

In this podcast, Pelly Malebe, a PhD student at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, discusses her academic journey – from the ideas that inspired her as a young student on first being introduced to DNA, to her hopes and aspirations for her research today and in the future.

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