Professor Radhamany Sooryamoorthy of the School of Social Sciences has been appointed a Research Associate for three years at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University.
This non-remunerative appointment is in recognition ‘of individuals for their proven specialised expertise in given fields’ of scientometrics, bibliometrics and quantitative analysis.
CREST conducts research in bibliometrics and scientometrics, Higher Education knowledge production, Human Resources in science and technology, research evaluation and impact assessment studies, and the communication patterns of scientists.
Sooryamoorthy will have access to the database and resources of CREST and will work to further establish collaboration between UKZN and CREST and the Centre’s subsequent affiliations.
Sooryamoorthy is keen to conduct research, expand his knowledge base in his field of interest and to partner with other scholars and institutions for research purposes.
‘Being part of CREST allows me to access their database which is an advantage especially for the development of the social sciences and for multiple affiliations,’ he said.
Sooryamoorthy, whose work at CREST is mainly on research methodology, will also share skills and knowledge acquired at the Centre with his students and colleagues at UKZN.