Monday 10 February 2014 4:38pm
Professor Jules Kieser, Director of the Sir John Walsh Research Institute, has been awarded a Carnegie Alumni Diaspora Fellowship from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa for 2014.
The Carnegie Fellowship Programme seeks to stimulate research collaboration and networking between leading health sciences alumni, who now live and work in academic institutions around the globe, and their counterparts at the University of the Witwatersrand. The programme is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 "to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding".
The Fellowship Programme aims to capitalise on, and boost the strength of the research networks which already exist, to stimulate dialogue, and help establish further collaborative and exchange partnerships with 'Wits' Alumni at international health research institutions. Fellows are elected in order to encourage and foster research in the Faculty of Health Sciences, to develop research collaborations, to promote exchanges of postgraduate students and to explore the building of other joint initiatives.
More on Professor Kieser's research interests (He Kitenga, a University of Otago publication)