Tag Archives: STIAS

Significant grants reaffirm the research stature of STIAS

The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) has just received major grants from two Swedish foundations. This will enable the Institute to expand its research activities significantly and to enlarge its footprint in Africa. At the same time Stellenbosch University (SU) has strengthened its support of the Institute that is attracting internationally renowned scholars as […]

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Cancer lurks in overindulgence of beef, says Nobel laureate

People who eat too much red meat, especially beef, are at risk of getting colon cancer, said Nobel laureate and fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Prof Harald zur Hausen, on Tuesday (12 March). He was the speaker at the second public STIAS lecture of 2013. Harald zur Hausen, a virologist at […]

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Meeting explores state and future of SA energy landscape

There is some serious head-scratching ahead for the South African energy sector. That much was clear when a panel of South African and international experts (video), after three days of brushing up on the technicalities of and technologies available to the sector, got down to the brass tacks of policy and strategy. The around 40 […]

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Nobel Prize winner is STIAS fellow during March

Prof Harald zur Hausen, the German virologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine of Physiology in 2008 for his discovery of papilloma viruses that play a role in cervical cancers, will be a STIAS fellow during March 2013. He will be working on a project that he summarises as follows: “During the past […]

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Book about South Africa’s transition to democracy translated into Romanian

A collection of essays by Prof Bernard Lategan, founding director of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study in South Africa (STIAS) at Stellenbosch University (SU), has been translated into Romanian recently. This happened after Prof Basarab Nicolescu from Romania visited STIAS as a research fellow in 2011. In 1989, Romania transitioned from a communist state […]

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Former Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Maud Olofsson visits STIAS

Ms Maud Olofsson, former Swedish Deputy Prime Minister (2006 – 2010) and Minister of Enterprise  and Energy (2006 – 2011), visited STIAS recently to assist in the planning of the first STIAS-Wallenberg Round Table Meeting, scheduled to take place in March 2013. The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, key funders of the STIAS programme, is […]

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STIAS Lecture: Prof Nina Jablonski

 You are hereby cordially invited to attend the sixth public STIAS lecture of 2012. This presents an opportunity to SU researchers and students, as well as members of the public, to learn more about the work of STIAS fellows. On this occasion Prof. Nina Jablonski, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University and STIAS […]

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Maties well represented at 30th International Congress of Psychology

Stellenbosch University (SU) is a co-sponsor of the 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP) taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 22 to 27 July 2012. Held every four years under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science, the ICP is considered the flagship event in international psychology. This year, […]

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Social ties and innovative thinking help humankind survive

Humans have survived for more than 100 000 years by forming strong social networks and finding innovative ways of doing things. This was the view of Prof Curtis Marean, Associate Director of the Institute of Human Origins in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University in the United States, on […]

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German Studies experts from Africa and Germany meet in Stellenbosch

A conference entitled “German language and culture in an African context” – for German and African experts in German Studies – will take place at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) from 25 to 29 March. The conference is organised by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in cooperation with its advisory council for […]

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SU celebrates African University Day

Stellenbosch University’s Postgraduate and International Office will be hosting a seminar on African Academic Networks in Action on Monday (14 November) in celebration of the annual African University Day. It will take place at the Wallenberg Research Centre at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advance Study. The theme of the seminar is The promise of thematic […]

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International honour for chairman of STIAS

Mr Desmond Smith, Chairman of the Board of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), was elected as President of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) at its recent congress in Austria. Smith is the first person from Africa to become the leader of this prestigious body representing 75 member countries. According to Peter Doyle, current […]

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International Septuagint congress

An international Septuagint (Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible) congress will take place from 31 August – 2 September at the Wallenberg Research Centre (STIAS). Thirty-two speakers from all over the globe will participate. The programme can be found here.

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SU holds symposium on cancer

At a recent symposium (5 August) on cancer, researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) highlighted ways to combat the disease. The symposium was jointly hosted by SU and the Cancer Association of South Africa at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS). Researchers agreed that a healthy lifestyle, an early diagnosis and cutting-edge research are important elements […]

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Technology changes thoughts and feelings

The unprecedented world created by computers and television in the 21st century dramatically changes our thoughts and feelings. This was the view of Baroness Susan Greenfield, Professor in Pharmacology at Oxford University and fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS), on Wednesday (8 June) during this year’s fifth STIAS lecture. According to Greenfield, […]

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