SA Prof on international science board
Johannesburg - University of KwaZulu-Natal principal, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba has been elected vice-president of the International Council for Science.
Makgoba said being elected vice-president of the prestigious Paris-based International Council for Science was inspiring and humbling.
"These are the horizons one dreams of. Having the opportunity to lead and coordinate research issues of a global nature, is daunting and a huge responsibility - but at the same time exciting, yes even mind-blowing," said Makgoba in a statement.
The council was formed in 1931 to promote international scientific activity.
Makgoba will occupy the position for three years and he will be required to attend its meetings in Paris. He will also be involved in the planning of international interdisciplinary scientific programmes.