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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 https://www.nrf.ac.za/rating

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 May 2023 (Total n = 63)