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]

The death of Neville Alexander a sad loss for STIAS

The death of Neville Alexander a sad loss for STIAS

The whole STIAS community was deeply saddened by the news of Neville Alexander’s untimely death. He was a prominent and very active Fellow of STIAS. An intellectual par excellence, he also had the wisdom and insight gained from the hard realities of life. He was a fiercely independent and original thinker who could articulate his … [Read more]

Manuel Castells at STIAS

Manuel Castells: STIAS Visiting Fellow awarded the 2012 Holberg International Memorial Prize

Prof. Manuel Castells, Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, and permanent Visiting Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) has been awarded the 2012 Holberg International Memorial Prize for “outstanding scholarly work in the fields of the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology.” … [Read more]

STIAS Fellow Andrew Macnab receives ROSE Charities International Award

STIAS Fellow Andrew Macnab receives ROSE Charities International Award

The 2012 “ROSE” award “For outstanding humanitarian assistance to those in need,” was presented by Rose Charities International to Dr Andrew J Macnab (a current STIAS Fellow) on March 23 2012 at the charity’s biannual international conference in Malaysia. Nominees included the founders and innovators of a number of significant charitable initiates worldwide. In recognizing Dr … [Read more]

In memoriam: Donald Gordon STIAS Fellow Lynn Margulis

In memoriam: Donald Gordon STIAS Fellow Lynn Margulis

Prof. Lynn Margulis, who in 2010 spent a month at STIAS as a Donald Gordon fellow, died on 22 November at her home in Amherst, Massachusetts after suffering a stroke. She was best known for her theory on the origin of eukaryotic organelles and her contributions to the endosymbiotic theory, which is now generally accepted … [Read more]