Monday, 27 September 2021

14:00-16:00

 

The Department of Science and Innovation and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will co-host a virtual discussion on the increasingly precarious and hyper-competitive nature of research careers in academia.

 

Academic careers have become progressively more insecure, subjecting workers to difficult working conditions and stress, eroding efforts to retain the talent and experience needed for high quality science, and undermining endeavours to promote gender equality and diversity.

 

The OECD report on explores these challenges and how they are perceived and addressed in different countries, and makes recommendations on what needs to be done by different actors to improve the situation.

 

The session to which you are invited will bring together key actors, including policy makers, research funders, and representatives of higher education and public research institutions, to discuss how the OECD's recommendations could be adapted to the South Africa context.

 

The programme for the session.

 

Please pre-register for the session here to receive a link for your calendar.