George Pavlich awarded a Canada Research Chair

George Pavlich awarded a Canada Research Chair

George Pavlich, Professor of Law and Sociology, Associate Vice-President (Research) at the University of Alberta and currently a STIAS Fellow, has recently been awarded one of the prestigious Canada Research Chairs. These chairs are awarded by the Canadian government to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. They recognize outstanding researchers who … [Read more]

First STIAS Roundtable Meeting puts energy in the spotlight

First STIAS Roundtable Meeting puts energy in the spotlight

The first annual STIAS-Wallenberg Round Table Meeting took place at the Wallenberg Research Centre in Stellenbosch on 7 and 8 March 2013, on the broad topic of Energy. The theme for this Round Table Meeting was: Investment and technology choices in the SA power sector: Economic, social and environmental trade-offs. Following a three-day Workshop involving … [Read more]

Major grants herald a new era for STIAS

Major grants herald a new era for STIAS

The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) has just received the exiting news of two major grant from Swedish foundations. These grants will enable the Institute to expand its research activities significantly and to enlarge its footprint in Africa. It also represents an important step to ensure the long-term sustainability of STIAS. The Knut and … [Read more]

Athol Fugard – "Die laaste karretjiegraf"

Athol Fugard – “Die laaste karretjiegraf”

Renowned playwright Athol Fugard’s first ever play written in Afrikaans Die laaste karretjiegraf [The last Karretjie ("donkey cart") grave] will be performed until at the Fugard Theatre until 23 February 2013 as part of the Suidooster Festival. Fugard writes in the programme notes that he wrote the play in honour of his Afrikaner mother who … [Read more]

Nobel laureate Harald zur Hausen at STIAS

Nobel laureate Harald zur Hausen at STIAS

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 … [Read more]

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Bernard Lategan, the Founding Director of STIAS, publishes a collection of essays in Romanian

A collection of essays on the South African transition to democracy by the Founding Director of STIAS, Bernard Lategan, was recently published in Romanian. The book is the result of an initiative of Prof. Basarab Nicolescu, a STIAS Fellow who completed a research project at the Institute during 2011. Romania – although very different from … [Read more]

STIAS Annual report for 2011 published

STIAS Annual report for 2011 published

The STIAS Annual Report for 2011 has just been published. Click on the image to view, or click here to download the pdf version.

Joel Stern, Chairman of Stern Stewart & Associates in New York, lectures at STIAS

Joel Stern, Chairman of Stern Stewart & Associates in New York, lectures at STIAS

Professor Joel Stern is widely regarded as a leading authority on how finance policy and strategy should be directed to create and sustain shareholder value in an organisation. He conceptualised the Economic Value Added (EVA) measurement and management system which is internationally accepted as an industry standard and applied across sectors subject to specific interpretation. … [Read more]

Former Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Maud Olofsson visits STIAS

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 supporting an annual round … [Read more]

Jannie Hofmeyr awarded a Wiko fellowship

Jannie Hofmeyr awarded a Wiko fellowship

Prof Jannie Hofmeyr, member of the STIAS Fellowship and Programme Committe, has recently been awarded a fellowship at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, or Wiko). He will be a fellow at the Institute from 15 September 2014 to 15 July 2015, and intends to write a book about his research of … [Read more]