Stellenbosch University is a public research university situated in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, South Africa. It is home to an academic community of some 28,000 students (including more than 3,000 foreign students) as well as just under 3,000 permanent staff members (including 939 academic staff) on five different campuses. Stellenbosch University (SU) is among South Africa's leading tertiary institutions based on research output, student pass rates and rated scientists, and is recognised internationally as an academic institution of excellence.
SU Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies
The Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) acts as an umbrella over four faculties and helps to accelerate the research into the renewable and sustainable energy field. Its research-based Postgraduate Programme in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies is purposely designed to urgently and effectively address the need to support the development of a vibrant renewable and sustainable energy (RSE) industry in South Africa. To this end, the current research efforts of CRSES, in collaboration with other leading research groups across South Africa and the globe, are directed to a number of priority areas through a hub and spoke model: the solar thermal energy spoke; wind energy spoke; ocean energy spoke; bio-energy spoke, and photovoltaic systems spoke, and sustainable development and renewable energy policy.
SU Centre for Studies in Complexity
The Centre for Studies in Complexity (CSC) is an interdisciplinary institute of Stellenbosch University and a project of the university’s Overarching Strategic Plan (OSP). Here scientists and researchers have the opportunity to work on issues of Complexity in ways that extend beyond disciplinary borders. It serves as a platform from where the notion of Complexity can be reflected upon and where the implications of acknowledging complexity in different fields of study can be discussed by means of trans-disciplinary dialogue.