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Welcome to the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology.

Fostering Excellence through Knowledge and Innovation

"As we go forward, we will seek to be transactional in maintaining and strengthening the governance architecture, but we will also be transformational as we prepare the citizens for the new economy that requires the development of new parameters in education, innovation, and enterprise", - His Excellency, Dr Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

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South Africa and Namibia to collaborate on producing national indicators on science, technology and innovation

Namibia, Monday 22 May 2017 – The Human Sciences Research Council’s Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeST

NCRST and NSI sign memorandum of understanding

The National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and the Namibia Standards Institution (NSI) signed a memorandum of unders

Social Science Research

This function is still being developed and its activities would be guided by the social science research priority as identified in the National Research, Science, Technology and Innovation Programme (NRSTIP). Social sciences and humanities research will be mainly integrated with all the rest of the priority areas supporting the search for scientific and technological solutions for the societal challenges, and supplying evidences and new approaches to contribute to policy development. Research in this field will be closely related to current and emerging societal challenges and in relation to the social and economic objectives. The activities would be includes among other:

  • Development and Management of Research programme to support national policies development and implementation.
  • Invitation and hosting of researchers from Namibia or abroad to work on identified research projects.