The CoEs are physical or virtual research centres that concentrate existing research excellence, capacity and resources to enable researchers to collaborate across disciplines and institutions on long-term projects. These research projects are locally relevant and internationally competitive.

The five key performance areas of the CoEs are:

  • research/knowledge production
  • education and training; Information brokerage
  • networking
  • service rendering.

Read more on the NRF site or find out more about UCT’s Centres of Excellence.