Dear Associates and Friends of NITheCS,

Every year in August, South Africa marks Women’s Month. To pay tribute to and support women in our community, we have issued a call for our second Women’s Month Writing Retreat.

We are proud to share that NITheCS is ranked as the sixth institution in South Africa for research outputs in the physical sciences, according to the prestigious Nature Index (2022-08-16). The Index is a simple metric, based on contributions to research articles published in 82 high-quality natural-science journals. This is a remarkable achievement, and we thank and congratulate all NITheCS Associates who publish under the NITheCS affiliation in such high-impact journals.

The traditional calls for Workshops, Visitors and Mobility will be sent out soon. Also, various regional in-person Associate meetings are being planned. Communication will be sent out as soon as dates and venues have been set.

The Internship Call has closed and Associates can expect to receive communication about the applications for their topics. The Bursary Call has also closed, and work will now start on selecting the 2023 cohort.

I wish all members of our community a very productive August.

Best wishes,

Francesco Petruccione