Research & Innovation 2015-16 - Page 132



Commerce
External AWARDS
DST/NRF
SARChI
Chairs
2
Accredited
journal units
100
Prof Ingrid Woolard was awarded the Alan Pifer
Research Award for 2015, in recognition of her
research relevant to the advancement and welfare of
South Africa’s disadvantaged people.
2014 - 2015
Prof Ulrike Rivett (information systems) won
the best Water Research Commission (WRC-SA)
research project award.
(from 79
in 2014)
28%
increase
89.5m
R
Highest
research
contracts
from SA
universities
Income raised
by contracts
2nd highest
from foreign
non-profit
organisations
NRF ratings
40
2
DataFirst won an Economic and Social Research
Council (ESRC) National Research Foundation
(NRF) international collaboration award with the UK
Data Archive, a multi-institution research project on
household energy data.
A rated
127 UCT RESEARCH & INNOVATION 2015–16
Adv Kerri Brick (Environmental Policy Research
Unit) received the award for Best PhD Thesis at the
Economic Science Foundation conference.
Kate James (finance and tax) won the (Honours)
Norton Rose Fulbright/SAIPA Tax Thesis
Competition and Timothy Bland (finance and tax)
the UCT-IBFD Prize for International Tax.
Several of the PhD students in the Dept of
Information Systems received NRF Innovation
Awards, two UCT doctoral packages, two CSIR
awards, World Bank, and Schlumberger awards.





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