DAAD is the acronym for Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, which translated, means German Academic Exchange Service. Gavin was awarded a scholarship from DAAD late February 2011. The particular programme is the “Sandwich-Model”, which funds a student to visit a German academic institution during his/her PhD studies, ‘sandwiched’ between his/her local studies.
Initially, Gavin is expected to complete a German language course for four months, starting when he arrives in Cologne. After the language course, he will move to Aachen where the Knowledge-Based Systems Group (KBSG) is situated, at the Technical University.
Gavin will work under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Ferrein and Prof. Gerhard Lakemeyer at KBSG for twelve months.
Kody Moodley was awarded a scholarship called the DST-NRF PDP (Professional Development Programme) scholarship. It was awarded early in 2011 for his PhD studies and the funding is for 3 years.
“The DST-NRF Professional Development Programme is a competitive programme aimed at attracting, recruiting and placing outstanding doctoral students and postdoctoral research fellows at Science Councils and National Facilities under the supervision of established supervisors and mentors.”
DST-NRF is the acronym for Department of Science and Technology – National Research Foundation (of South Africa).
Kody Moodley completed his MSc at the University of KwaZulu-Natal; we heard the news on the 18th of March. Kody received the MSc cum laude.
Congrats Kody !!!
Johann Bergh completed his MSc at University of Stellenbosch. He graduated on Monday the 14th of March. Johann did this MSc remotely and he did a very fine job.