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NRF ratings

The objective of the National Research Foundation is to support and promote research through funding, human resource development and the provision of the necessary research facilities, in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of the natural and social sciences, humanities and technology.

The NRF rating system is a key driver in the NRF’s aim to build a globally competitive science system in South Africa. It is a valuable tool for benchmarking the quality of our researchers against the best in the world.  NRF ratings are allocated based on a researcher’s recent research outputs and impact as perceived by international peer reviewers. The rating system encourages researchers to publish high quality outputs in high impact journals/outlets. Rated researchers as supervisors will impart cutting-edge skills to the next generation of researchers. The rating of individuals is based primarily on the quality and impact of their research outputs over the past eight years, taking into consideration the evaluation made by local and international peers. It identifies researchers who count among the leaders in their fields of expertise and gives recognition to those who constantly produce high quality research outputs. Several South African universities use the outcomes of the NRF evaluation and rating process to position themselves as research-intensive institutions, while others provide incentives for their staff members to acquire and maintain a rating and give special recognition to top-rated researchers.

To read more about the rating of researchers, visit http://www.nrf.ac.za.

Become a rated researcher

How to apply

Eligibility criteria

How to use the online submission system

Rating categories

Types of key research areas and research outputs

NRF rated researchers - rating categories

B - Internationally acclaimed researcher
C - Established researcher
L - Late entrant into research
Y - Promising young researcher

Researcher
Faculty/ Unit
Rating
Dr NB Báthori
Applied Sciences
Y2
Prof OS Fatoki
Applied Sciences
C2
Prof KP Findlay
Applied Sciences
C3
Prof A Jacobs
Applied Sciences
C3
Prof VA Jideani
Applied Sciences
C3
Dr L Kambizi
Applied Sciences
Y2
Prof CP Laubscher
Applied Sciences
C3
Prof FB Lewu    
Applied Sciences
C3
Dr VS Somerset
Applied Sciences
C3
Prof SEH Davies
Business and Management Sciences
C3
Prof V Naicker
Business and Management Sciences
C3
Prof RB Mason
Business and Management Sciences
C3
Dr MS Taliep
Business and Management Sciences
Y2
Prof M McPherson
Centre for Postgraduate Studies
C3
Dr I van Zyl
Centre for e-Learning
Y2
Dr A Patnaik
Clothing and Textile
C2
Prof NA Badroodien
Education
C3
Prof R Chetty
Education
C1
Dr A Chigona
Education
C2
Prof J Condy
Education
C2
Prof HJ Annegarn
Energy Institute
C1
Prof K Barris
Engineering
C3
Prof VG Fester
Engineering
C3
Prof TV Ojumu
Engineering
C3
Prof MS Sheldon
Engineering
C2
Prof J Garraway
Fundani CHED
C3
Prof C Winberg
SARCHI-WIL
C2
Prof JL Marnewick
Health and Wellness Sciences
C2
Prof T Matsha
Health and Wellness Sciences
C3
Prof OO Oguntibeju
Health and Wellness Sciences
C3
Prof K Jooste
Health and Wellness Sciences
C2
Prof J Cronjé
Informatics and Design
C1
Prof M Weideman
Informatics and Design
C3
Dr S Abel
Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology
C2
Prof WCA Gelderblom
Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology
B1
Dr GS Shephard
Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology
B1
Dr L van der Westhuizen
Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology
C2

 

Ratings per category
Ratings per faculty/ department
 
C1
3
Applied Sciences                                                
9
C2
10
Business and Management Sciences              
4
C3
18
Centre for Postgraduate Studies                      
1
B1
2
Centre for e-Learning                                        
1
Y2
4
Clothing and Textile                                          
1
 
Education
4
Energy Institute                                                  
1
Engineering
4
Fundani CHED                                                    
1
SARCHI-WIL                                                      
1
Health and Wellness Sciences                          
4
Informatics and Design                                      
2
Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology                                                      
4