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Inequality research centre at UCT sets sights on development goals

19 Jun 2019 - 12:30
Photo: Johnny Miller/Unequal Scenes, used with permission

UCT’s potential contribution to evidence that will inform Africa’s progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals has received a substantial boost through SALDRU’s participation in the African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research (ACEIR). This comes as ACEIR, which is hosted by SALDRU under the direction of Prof. Murray Leibbrandt, was invited to submit a multi-million rand funding proposal to support capacity building and partnerships as one of the 13 centres of excellence of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA).

The funding is made available through ARUA’s partnership with the Global Challenges Research Fund, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which will channel a total of £22.8 million (roughly R421 million) to the ARUA centres.

Read more on the SALDRU website