Postdoc sector growing

07 May 2012

Postdoc sector growingAt the first UCT Postdoctoral Research Fellow Orientation event, held in the postgraduate Centre and hosted by the Postgraduate Centre & Funding Office (PGC&FO) in April, many sang the praises of postdoc fellows.

Speaker after speaker stressed the importance of postdoctoral researchers for UCT and the country. "Postdoctoral researchers are highly valued in the university," noted Price.

"They are the next generation of academics."

Among those at the orientation were (above, from left) Prof Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan and postdoctoral fellows Dr Kirsten Wimberger, Dr Tali Hoffman and Dr Ragna Redelstorff, here heeding the words of former vice-chancellor Dr Stuart Saunders, now a board member of the Claude Leon Foundation.

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