Global leader Clarivate Analytics delivers gift to UFH Academics

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On Monday 11 November, the University of Fort Hare received a ‘gift’ from Clarivate Analytics, sponsor of the National Research Foundation Excelleration award which the university received during the NRF Awards in September this year. The handover ceremony was witnessed by a full house of senate members who had gathered in Council Chambers for a scheduled senate meeting.

During the handover, Ms Sylvia Kgorane, Clarivate Analytics Representative, congratulated the university on its achievement and shared some background details about the award.

The prize is a 12 months complimentary Endnote subscription, worth $15 000 USD (R223,415.37). Endnote is a commercial reference management software package that is used to manage bibliographies and references when writing articles and essays.  The referencing tool can be downloaded on a laptop.

“The licence will benefit 2000 people and will be a full version of Endnote.  After the annual gift, there is a version that can be used indefinitely. In-depth training will be facilitated through the university libraries and an announcement will be made via the library system”, she explained.

Clarivate Analytics is a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. They deliver critical data, information, workflow solutions and deep domain expertise to innovators everywhere. The organisation views itself as a global partner to its customers which include universities, non-profit organisations, funding organizations, publishers, corporations, government and law firms.

This year Clarivate analytics was delighted to show support for acceleration of Innovation in Africa by sponsoring the NRF Excelleration award. 

Speaking on behalf of the university, Prof Renuka Vithal (DVC-Academic Affairs), thanked the sponsors and commended academics for their hard work. 

“This award reflects the hard work and commitment of our academic staff and everyone else involved. It is remarkable that the university has triumphed in spite of all the challenges it faces”, said the DVC.