The South African Institute of Technology, led by Nobel laureate Dr. Zvi Dror, has won the 2017 South African Science and Technology (SAST) Prize for Excellence in Science and Engineering.
The SAST Prize is awarded to the university that has the most outstanding research output in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The prize was announced by South Africa Chief Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Malusi Gigaba at the launch of the annual SAST Awards.
“This year’s award recognizes excellence in scientific achievement and innovation across the university, and it will help strengthen the foundations of our science and tech economy,” said Dr. Gigaba.
The prize, which was established in 2014, is given to the top research university in South Africa, which will receive a total of 1 million rand ($12.7 million) and the top 10 percent of its faculty.
The award is based on a three-step process, including the award of the highest scientific achievement award.
The university will also receive a $1 million prize for excellence in research, the award for the best education and training in science, and a $5 million prize to fund an international research institute.
The South African government’s Department of Science and Education (DSE) has been given the top prize as the institute is one of the most innovative in South African universities, and is known for its research.
The institute also has a strong presence in the medical field, with an outstanding track record in clinical trials and research into the causes of heart attacks.
The SAST is a four-year degree in the sciences of science and engineering (STEM) awarded by the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.
Its graduates are among the best in the world, with more than a quarter of the students graduating in the top 30 percent of their universities.
The university has a reputation as one of South Africa and the world’s most innovative and successful STEM institutions.
Dr. Dror said he was extremely proud of the SAST’s achievement.
“I am very excited about this award.
This is one example of the great contribution that South Africa has made in the advancement of the field of STEM.
I hope the award will be remembered for its impact on South Africa.
I also hope that the award helps to raise the profile of our STEM university and inspire future South Africans to follow our lead.”
The prize’s other recipients are the University College of the City of Cape Town (UCCT), the University and College of Arts and Sciences of Johannesburg (UCSJ), and the University Medical Center (UMC).
“The prize is very well deserved and the recipients are well deserving of it.
It is the right prize for South Africa to get a top science and education institution, especially given the challenges of the past two years,” said UCCT president, Professor Michael Siszewski.
“Our university is one that has made remarkable progress in recent years, especially in terms of the advancement in STEM education.
It has become a major player in the sector and is very much the best of the best.
I am very happy that we have received this award.”
The University of Cape View is the third-largest in the state of South African, and has been named as one the most exciting STEM institutions in the country by The Times Higher Education.
UCSJ, which also won the top prizes in the 2016 and 2017 SASTs, has had a strong record in the field.
“The UCCT and UCSJ have been among the top three universities in the South African tertiary sector for years, and we are excited about the prospects of their STEM programs in the coming years,” Professor Siszman said.
“They are also excellent STEM institutions with an impressive track record of research and teaching, and they have excellent alumni, both in the academic and health sectors.
They have a reputation for excellence and a good reputation in research and development.
Their success is also a sign of the high level of support the universities receive from the government.”
The 2017 Sast Award was awarded to UCSD after receiving nominations from over 50 organizations, including organisations from the United States, Germany, the UK, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and Singapore.
The recipients were selected by a panel of scientists and technology experts including Dr. Peter Zwierstra, Professor David Satterlee, Professor Peter Schreiber, and Professor Zsolt Szekely, who were also nominated.
The panel included representatives from the Universities and Science Research Council (USARS), the International Academy of Arts-Science Sciences (IAAS-SAS), the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) and Science Africa (SA).
Dr. Siszaewski, who chairs the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at UCSD, said that the Sast award was a tremendous honor.
“It’s a fantastic