CREATES Scholarships: 10 Masters and 5 PhD for regional candidates available starting April, 2018


Masters Call

The Centre for Research, Agricultural advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability in Food and Nutritional Security (CREATES), hosted by the School of Life Sciences and Bioengineering at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) has opened its second call for Master´s scholarship opportunities for qualified regional candidates. The newly established African Centre of Excellence aims to support young African Scientists who are committed, passionate and innovative enough to address societal real life issues by developing simple low cost novel technologies. The graduates are expected to be job creators and not job seekers thus innovative students are highly preferred. NM-AIST provides experiential teaching, a buzzing atmosphere of international and interdisciplinary research and education activities as well as novel curricula approaches, cutting-edge research facilities and highly skilled national, regional and international supervisors in various fields of Life Sciences. CREATES supports novel technologies and private-public partnerships with the industry and the community at large as well as hands-on learning experience and evidence-based problem solving projects. CREATES support students understating MSc degree in Life Science with specialization on: Sustainable Agriculture; Food and Nutritional Sciences; Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management; Clinical Human Nutrition and Dietetics; and Global Health and Biomedical Sciences.

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PhD Call

The Centre for Research, agricultural Advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability in Food and Nutritional Security (CREATES), hosted by the School of Life Sciences and Bioengineering at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) has opened its PhD positions for suitable candidates to apply for specialties in the four CREATES main streams namely; Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Sciences, Biodiversity Conservation and Eco-system Management, and Global Health and Biomedical Sciences. This newly established African Centre of Excellence,

CREATES, is aimed at students who are gifted, passionate, creative and free thinkers, innovative, and who will be jobcreators rather than job-seekers in the future. CREATES provides experiential teaching, a buzzing atmosphere of international and interdisciplinary research and education activities, novel technologies and private-public partnerships with the industry and the community at large as well as hands-on learning experience and evidence-based problem solving projects. CREATES encompasses novel curricula approaches, cutting-edge research facilities and highly skilled national, regional and international supervisors in various fields of Life Sciences. CREATES encompasses Six main streams, i.e “Sustainable Agriculture”, “Food Biotechnology”, “Clinical Human Nutrition and Dietetics”, “Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management”, as well as “Global Health and Biomedical Sciences”, which involves aspects of ”Drug Development and Nanoscience”.

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