BOLD SEMINARS AIM TO BOOST POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH

BOLD SEMINARS AIM TO BOOST POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH

The newly-appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor for Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship, Professor Deresh Ramjugernath, was the inaugural speaker at the launch of the Business Organisation and Leadership Development (BOLD) Post-Graduate Seminars at the Howard College UNITE/School of Engineering building on 12 April.

Ramjugernath, one of the most highly-cited Chemical Engineering researchers on the African continent, made a strident argument for boosting postgraduate studies. His presentation provided numerous examples and case studies of the relationship between postgraduate knowledge production and economic growth. He paid particular attention to the example of South Korea which, with very similar challenges to South Africa, is currently one of the most successful industrialised countries in the world after investing heavily in educational research and development.

The BOLD Post-Graduate Seminars aim to promote and elevate intellectual discourse across disciplines and also promote intellectual synergy between postgraduate students at UKZN. By providing a platform on which postgraduate students can also interact with thought leaders, it is intended that these events will increase the pipeline of students into postgraduate research.

For further information on BOLD, send enquiries to: bold@ukzn.ac.za


author email : kimmier@ukzn.ac.za