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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

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.

December 2013

A tree transplanted from Asia is helping Ugandans in a number of ways, and one of them is natural healing. This video highlights the research done by Patrick Ogwang of RISE-AFNNET and his colleagues. Video here.

December 2013

 
 
Theoretical physicists frequently serve as the stewards of impossible-seeming ideas, trying to reconcile the inconceivably enormous with the inconceivably small. Similarly, scientists from the developing world can be caught between their desire to practice on the edge of their field and the realities of paltry science budgets or even authoritarianism. Scientists who manage to reconcile this conflict leave an impact like few others.
 
 

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.

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