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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

NRF rating for CPUT academic

TOP SCIENTIST: Prof Oluwafemi Oguntibeju in the BiomedicaI Sciences Department has a C3 rating from the NRF TOP SCIENTIST: Prof Oluwafemi Oguntibeju in the BiomedicaI Sciences Department has a C3 rating from the NRF

Prof Oluwafemi Oguntibeju in the Department of Biomedical Sciences has maintained his C3 National Research Foundation (NRF) rating.

Oguntibeju’s rating application outcome was confirmed recently by the NRF in an email to the university, and the new rating will be valid from January 2018.

While he was expecting an improved rating, he says he’s happy about having maintained his previous rating.

He says the rating will put him in good stead for additional funding for his research on diabetes and medicinal plants.

“I secured an NRF grant last year to support postgraduate students who are mainly South African.”

He adds that the quality of his research has improved and that he is grateful for the grant that made all of it possible.

“CPUT is proving to build positively on its NRF-rated researcher cohort every year, we deliberately choose to celebrate every new rating that our researchers obtain simply because it is directly aligned with CPUT’s vision, its institutional strategy, and in particular, its RTI Blueprint 2020 in which we commit, amongst others, to build a reputation for research and innovation,” says Prof Dina Burger, Director: Research.

“Every NRF rated researcher is a significant contribution to our increasing reputation for research and innovation and, in so doing, we are gradually becoming an institution that will contribute to the development agendas of South Africa, Africa and beyond.”

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.