NIHSS launches inaugural Alumni at this year’s 5th Annual Doctorate Conference

The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) will host its fifth Annual Doctorate Conference (ANDC) from the 29th to 31st of October 2019, at Birchwood Hotel, Johannesburg.

The event is also set to become the launching pad for the NIHSS inaugural Alumni Forum were the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande will do a keynote address.

The ANDC provides a platform for second and third year NIHSS PhD scholarship recipients to present their doctoral work, as well as constructively engage with their peers while exploring critical discourse within HSS Scholarship.

Over 200 doctoral scholars have graduated, since the inception of the NIHSS scholarship programme, with 500 scholars still in the system. To adequately resource the South African higher education system, the National Development Plan (NDP) proposes 100 new Ph.D.’s are needed in academia per year.

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