Varsities lead way in state research

05 August 2016 - 09:46 By TANYA FARBER

Universities might appear to be on the back foot after a tumultuous year, but their scientific research work is booming. Spending on research and development in South African universities more than doubled from R3.6-billion in 2007 to R7.3-billion in 2012, led by a 450% increase in government funding for research, according to a study led by University of Pretoria academic David Walwyn.

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