Prof Sibusiso Moyo
Director for Research and Postgraduate Study, Durban University of Technology, South Africa.
On Baseline Inputs and Outputs to Increase Participation Rates in Higher Education in Africa (download presentation here )
Topic G: Building Africa’s scientific human capital
Professor S Moyo holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Natal, Durban. She has served in various capacities and levels at the Durban University of Technology as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics. Currently she is the Director for Research and Postgraduate Support at the Durban University of Technology and is responsible for research policy development, implementation and evaluation. She has published extensively in both international journals and presented at both international and national conferences in her field and is involved in the supervision of Masters and Doctoral students.
She is also responsible for developing staff programmes for staff to complete their PhDs and delivering short courses on Research Methodology, Research Design, Data handling techniques and Modeling techniques. Her current research projects involve applications using group theoretic techniques in problems arising from nonlinear phenomena with applications in Mathematical Biology and Financial Mathematics. In addition, her current areas of interest also extend to strategic research that aims to inform research and postgraduate policies within the higher education sector, promoting mathematics amongst the youth and mentoring young women to become leaders in their chosen fields of interest through her current position as Secretary of the African Mathematical Union Commission on Women in Mathematics in Africa (AMUCWMA). She is also the Vice-Chairperson for the Organisation for Women in Developing Countries (South African Chapter) (OWSD SA) which aims to increase and promote female participation in Science and Technology professions, in scientific leadership, and in the decision-making processes at the national level. OWSD SA is also the Southern African focal point for GenderInSITE (Gender in Science, Innovation, Technology and Engineering), an international campaign that aims to raise the awareness of decision-makers on the gender and SITE dimensions of development, aimed at both men and women.