Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation honours NWU academic

John Nchoe -- Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:11

Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation honours NWU academic

Prof Erhabor S Idemudia, a Professor of Research in the School of Social Science on the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU), has been recently awarded a prestigious Georg Foster Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

This award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date. The award honours academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond, and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the challenges facing transition and developing countries.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to four Georg Forster Research Awards annually. The award amounts to Euro 60 000. In addition, award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choice in Germany, in close collaboration with a specialist colleague.

“I am elated to receive this award. Firstly, for recognition as a researcher globally, and secondly, as this contributes to my National Research Foundation (NRF) rating renewal. This is also a great benefit for the NWU, the campus and the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences," says Prof Erhabor.