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There is a growing need for more African scholars and scientists to contribute to innovation and development on the African continent. The demand for well-prepared doctoral supervisors has increased to the same degree.

CREST at Stellenbosch University has developed, with financial support from DAAD, an online course targeting novice doctoral supervisors.  The course addresses topics such as the nature of the doctorate, models of supervision, the relationship between the doctoral candidate and the supervisor, the guidance that the supervisor has to give to a doctoral candidate throughout the doctoral process and more. Successful participants will receive a Certificate of Competence issued by Stellenbosch University.

Application deadline for the start of the next course in May is March 31.

More information and a link to the online application can be found here.