Congratulations to NITheCS bursary holder Bertus van Heerden of the University of Pretoria on being awarded an NRF Research Excellence Award for Next Generation Researchers.

Bertus’ award is in the Engineering category.

The prestigious NRF Awards honour the country’s leading scientists and some of the best-performing researchers for their excellence and achievement in knowledge creation and dissemination. ‘Through this award the NRF provides funding to postgraduate students to address skills shortages in all of the sciences.

‘One of the objectives of supporting next generation researchers is to increase the prospect of retaining suitably-qualified young researchers and thus increasing the pool of researchers and knowledge workers in the National System of Innovation (NSI).’

Read more here  |  See the Next Generation Scientists Awards  |  See Bertus’s award