The state of research equipment in South Africa: towards best practice

Show simple item record Piperakis, M. Pouris, Anastassios 2012-11-28T09:02:35Z 2012-11-28T09:02:35Z 2006
dc.description.abstract The article makes the point that instrumentation is critical to the science and technology infrastructure. Furthermore, it reports the results of a relevant national survey. Information is available for three groups – (i) research councils, (ii) universities, and (iii) technikons, museums and government departments as one group. This level of aggregation has been chosen in order to assist in the development of recommendations related to national policy. In addition, the state of equipment in the country is compared and contrasted with those in a number of countries abroad. Although it emerges that the Research Councils in South Africa possess the largest quantity of equipment, for the purpose of this paper, focus is given to the results of the Universities group since it is felt this provides greater ease of comparison to other developing countries. en_US
dc.description.abstract Die artikel beklemtoon dat instrumentasie krities is tot die wetenskap- en tegnologieinfrastruktuur. Verder rapporteer dit resultate van ‘n toepaslike nasionale ondersoek. Informasie word verskaf volgens drie kategorië, naamlik – (i) Navorsingsrade, (ii) Universiteite en (iii) Universiteite van Tegnologie (Tegnikons), asook Museums en Staatsdepartemente. Hierdie samestelling is gekies om te help met die ontwikkeling van voorstelle t.o.v. ‘n nasionale riglyn. Die toestand van toerusting in die land word vergelyk met dié van verskeie internasionale lande. Alhoewel dit blyk dat die Navorsingsrade in Suid-Afrika die grootste hoeveelheid toerusting besit, vir die doel van hierdie dokument, is daar klem gelê op die Universiteitsgroep, omdat dit beskou word as meer vergelykbaar met die situasie in ander ontwikkelende lande. en_US
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dc.format.extent 16 pages en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.citation Piperakis, M & Pouris, A 2006, 'The state of research equipment in South Africa: towards best practice', South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol. 17, no.1, pp. 75-90.[] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1012-277X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2224-7890 (online)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering en_US
dc.rights Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering en_US
dc.subject Technology infrastructure en_US
dc.subject Research equipment en_US
dc.subject Scientific instrumentation en_US
dc.title The state of research equipment in South Africa: towards best practice en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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