29 January 2015 - 30 January 2015
CR Swart Auditorium

SA-YSSP Final Colloquium

The third annual Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) will wrap up with participant presentations about their research. The SA-YSSP Final Colloquium will take place on the 29-30 January. You will be able to follow the event online via live stream.

During the third Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program, participants carried out collaborative research projects at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein in South Africa.

The projects relate both to their doctoral studies and to IIASA research that uses systems analysis methods to address major societal problems. Each young scientist worked with a collaborating team of advanced researchers, including one researcher from South Africa and the other from the IIASA or IIASA's research network. At the workshop they will present their work carried out during the program. 

Talks are scheduled for Thursday, 29 January, from 8:00 to 15:00 and for Friday, 30 January, from 9:00 to 11:00 Austrian time.

The 15-minutes presentations will be followed by 5-minute discussions.

You can view presentations in real time online via the following link below.

  • You can ask questions or offer comments in real time online, by sending an email to Priscilla Mensah at , or a text message or WhatsApp message to Priscilla Mensah at +27 82 8088 139, or a tweet on Twitter using the hashtag #SAYSSP; in each case, please close with your name and "IIASA".
  • Video recordings of all presentations will be made available to IIASA's SA-YSSP team and all SA-YSSP supervisors, presumably next week. If you would like to gain access, please just let us know.

Event Program:

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About the Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program

The SA-YSSP is an annual three-month initiative that contributes to the establishment, growth and enhancement of high level strategic research networks internationally. Launched in 2011 by Minster Pandor, SA-YSSP develops capacity in systems analysis at the PhD, postdoctoral and supervisory levels through research conducted in the areas of the DST grand challenges, and aligned with current research programmes at IIASA. Hosted by the University of the Free State, this third year of the 3-month course brought together 25 scholars from 20 nationalities.

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Last edited: 29 January 2015


Tanja Huber

YSSP Coordinator & Team Leader

Young Scientists Summer Program

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Aleksandra Cofala

Postdoc Coordinator & YSSP Administrative Assistant

Young Scientists Summer Program

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