2017 SA-JINR Student Practice
The Subatomic Physics Department (DSP) is coordinating the annual South Africa-Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (SA-JINR) Student Practice held at the JINR laboratories in Dubna, Russia from 29 May to 16 June 2017. In total, 16 students were selected from 8 SA Universities through a panel review meeting. In preparation for the Student Practice, iThemba LABS hosted a two-day workshop on 25 and 26 May. During the workshop, students were given an overview of the research projects undertaken at iThemba LABS, as well as a tour of the research facilities.
The students were accompanied by Zina Ndlovu (the student practice coordinator), and will be joined by Dr Nchodu (the DSP manager). Avuyile Bulala, a UCT registered student based at iThemba LABS, supervised by Dr Maleka of the Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory (ERL), is one of the participants. Two HR officials, Anthea Groenewald and Siphokazi Dunge, are also visiting the JINR University Centre. The purpose of their visit is to benchmark the iThemba LABS learning and development initiatives against the well-established training structures at the JINR.