The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, will receive an honorary doctorate from NOVA University in Lisbon on Friday, 14 July 2017.


According to the Rector of NOVA University, Prof. António Rendas, Minister Pandor received the unanimous favourable vote of the university’s Council of Deans.


The degree is in recognition of the role Minister Pandor plays in the promotion of science, not only in Africa, but globally.


NOVA will confer the degree on her on Friday, 14 July 2017, at 11:30 (Portugal time) at the Rectory of NOVA University.


Minister Pandor expressed gratitude for the recognition.


Issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology



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