UFH Researcher heads to Japan for Science and Technology world leaders gathering
Submitted by Aretha Linden on Fri, 30/09/2022 - 21:59
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Prof Willie Chinyamurindi, our HOD for Business Management is currently connecting flights destined for Kyoto, Japan to attend the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum 19th annual meeting to take place from the 2nd to the 4th of October.
Established in 2004, the forum aims to provide a platform for world leaders in the fields of policy-making, business and academia to gather and deliberate about how to deal with science and technology issues for the future of humankind.
According to its President, Mr Hiroshi Komiyama, at its 18th annual meeting held last October, the forum welcomed over 1,400 world leaders from 125 countries, regions and international organizations, including 26 Nobel Laureates, 33 Ministers, 41 University Presidents and top executives of multinational enterprises, including 29 CEOs.
Prof Chinyamurindi is a National Research Foundation Y2- Rated Researcher whose research focus is on aspects of human and organizational capabilities and how they contribute toward the theme of development.
He earned this invitation to this prestigious gathering from The Academy of Science of South Africa through the work he has done with the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) as a current member and former co-chair.
“This is a great opportunity that will put our institution and country on the map,” he said.