Postdoctoral research flourishes on campus
The North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus recently presented its first postdoctoral conference on the campus.
The purpose of the conference was to afford postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to share their research with other fellows and also specifically to see where the campus could effect opportunities for cooperation across faculties and entities. According to Prof Amanda Lourens, Vice-rector: Research and Planning, the need arose among the postdoctoral fellows during several discourses that we had with them the past few years. “We therefore created a platform for them so they could get the opportunity to share their experience with each other.”
According to Lourens it is gratifying to see that the campus is currently experiencing a huge growth in postdoctoral fellows. “Just a few years ago the Potchefstroom Campus accommodated only five postdoctoral fellows. Today we have exactly 100 fellows from several countries on the campus.” Six of the eight campus faculties were represented at the conference, of which Natural Sciences had the most fellows.