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 https://www.nrf.ac.za/rating

 

CALL OPEN: NRF APPLICATIONS FOR EVALUATION AND RATING 2022

Please see the attached documents regarding the NRF Applications for Evaluation and Rating 2022.
Important dates:

Submission to the Research Directorate for assistance and first review: 12 November 2021.
Submission to NRF: 23:59 on 28 February 2022

Research Directorate contact person: Dr Hester-Mari Burger (burgerh@cput.ac.za)

Appointment_Eligibility Types_Rating Call 2022_Sept 2021
Considerable International Recognition_Rating Call 2022_ Sept 2021
Definition of NRF Rating Categories_Rating Call 2022_Sept 2021
Guidelines for Applicants_7 Steps_Rating Call 2022_V2_6 Oct 2021
Guidelines for Selection of Reviewers_Sept 2021
Key Research Areas and Types of Research Outputs_Rating Call 2022_Sept 2021

 

Become a rated researcher

Contact person: Dr Hester-Mari Burger

Email: burgerh@cput.ac.za

 

NRF rated researchers - rating categories

  • A – Leading international researchers
  • B – Internationally acclaimed researchers
  • C – Established researchers
  • P – Prestigious Awards
  • Y – Promising young researchers

All CPUT NRF rated researchers per Faculty / Entity, March 2022 (Total n = 60)

Title Initials Surname Faculty/ Entity NRF Rating Period Valid
Dr S Abel Applied Microbial Health Biotechnology Institute C2 2017-2022
Dr T Mthethwa Applied Microbial Health Biotechnology Institute Y2 2022-2027
Prof M Le Roes-Hill Applied Microbial Health Biotechnology Institute C2 2020-2025
Prof JL Marnewick Applied Microbial Health Biotechnology Institute C1 2018-2023
Prof L Van der Westhuizen Applied Microbial Health Biotechnology Institute C2 2019-2024
Dr P Welz Applied Microbial Health Biotechnology Institute C2 2020-2025
Dr N Ndube-Tsolekile Applied Sciences Y2 2022-2027
Prof NB Bathori Applied Sciences C2 2018-2023
Prof KP Findlay Applied Sciences C1 2020-2025
Dr S Geerts Applied Sciences Y1 2018-2023
Prof A Jacobs Applied Sciences C3 2017-2022
Prof VA Jideani Applied Sciences C3 2017-2022
Prof L Kambizi Applied Sciences C3 2018-2023
Prof CP Laubscher Applied Sciences C2 2022-2027
Prof FB Lewu Applied Sciences C3 2021-2026
Prof AAH Mohammed Applied Sciences C2 2020-2025
Prof BO Opeolu Applied Sciences C3 2018-2023
Dr AL Prins Applied Sciences C2 2021-2026
Dr JP Rheeder Applied Sciences C2 2018-2023
Prof VS Somerset Applied Sciences C2 2021-2026
Dr BS Chidi Applied Sciences Y2 2022-2027
Dr AB Oyenihi Applied Sciences Y2 2022-2027
Prof SEH Davies Business and Management Sciences C3 2020-2025
Prof B Knott Business and Management Sciences Y2 2019-2024
Dr M Mutize Business and Management Sciences Y2 2021-2026
Prof V Naicker Business and Management Sciences C3 2021-2026
Dr SJ West Business and Management Sciences C3 2021-2026
Dr M Twum-Darko Business and Management Sciences C3 2020-2025
Dr F Waghid Centre for Innovation Education Technology Y2 2020-2025
Dr PH Boer Education Y2 2021-2026
Dr A Chigona Education C2 2017-2022
Prof JL Condy Education C2 2017-2022
Dr AJ Van der Bijl Education C2 2021-2026
Dr Z Waghid Education Y2 2021-2026
Prof C Winberg Education C1 2021-2026
Prof EN Ivala Education C2 2022-2027
Prof ZC Sosibo Education C3 2022-2027
Prof MS Sheldon Engineering and the Built Environment C2 2022-2027
Dr MR Chowdhury Engineering and the Built Environment Y2 2020-2025
Dr KM Aboalez Engineering and the Built Environment C3 2020-2025
Dr V Balyan Engineering and the Built Environment Y2 2019-2024
Prof VG Fester Engineering and the Built Environment C1 2017-2022
Dr V Msomi Engineering and the Built Environment Y2 2021-2026
Dr B Ncube Engineering and the Built Environment C3 2021-2026
Prof TV Ojumu Engineering and the Built Environment C3 2017-2022
Dr A Patnaik Engineering and the Built Environment C2 2021-2026
Prof RR Van Zyl Engineering and the Built Environment C3 2021-2026
Prof OO Oyekolo Engineering and the Built Environment C2 2022-2027
Prof JW Garraway Fundani CHED C2 2015-2020
Prof P Clark-Farr Health and Wellness Sciences C3 2020-2025
Prof G Davison Health and Wellness Sciences C3 2019-2024
Prof K Jooste Health and Wellness Sciences C2 2017-2022
Prof TE Matsha Health and Wellness Sciences C1 2020-2025
Prof OO Oguntibeju Health and Wellness Sciences C3 2018-2023
Prof P Engel-Hills Health and Wellness Sciences C2 2019-2024
Prof IJ Van Zyl Informatics and Design C2 2022-2027
Prof JC Cronje Informatics and Design C1 2018-2023
Prof J Daramola Informatics and Design C3 2019-2024
Prof T Iyamu Informatics and Design C2 2021-2026
Prof M Weideman Informatics and Design C3 2020-2025