Visionary leader for research

Prof Dina Burger, the new Research Director of CPUT is eager to make a contribution.

“Having read CPUT’s Strategic Plan as articulated in the Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI) Blueprint, I realized this is an opportunity of a lifetime that I would like to be part of.”

The former Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research at the South African Campus of Monash University is well equipped for the challenge as she has comprehensive experience and expertise in public and private higher education as well as the international university environment.

This has made her suitably equipped to advance the institution to the next stage of its research development trajectory.

Burger started her career as an academic at the former Technikon SA where she ended up becoming Dean of Academic and Institutional Research.

Following the merger with UNISA, she was appointed Research Director at the University of South Africa where she worked for a number of years.

“I’m very optimistic about CPUT’s research vision and its ability to make a unique contribution to the scholarship of discovery, application and innovation.”

In her position as Director for Research, Burger says she will endeavor to provide world-class research direction, support and service to all staff that are interested in research, and would particularly focus on the advancement of the career of researchers.

In so doing, Burger believes the institutional credibility and research reputation will become known and recognized in South Africa and beyond.