Unesco - Unisa Africa Chair in nanoscience and nanotechnology

Partner institutions & Strategic new partnerships

The following partner institutions consist of a comprehensive set of higher education institutions, international funding agencies, national research councils and continental operational initiatives with which the proposed chairholder has established track records since 2005:

UNESCO-AIEA Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Address: The Abdu Slam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Strada Costiera, 11, I-34151, Trieste, Italy 
Tel: +39 040 22400 111 Fax: +39 040 22400 111 
E-mail: Director@ictp.it 
Website: http://www.ictp.it

Universite Aboubakr Belkaid
Address: Universite Aboubakr Belkaid, BP 119-13000, Tlemcen, Algerie
Tel: + 213 (0) 43 21 58 87
Fax: + 213 (0) 43 21 58 87
E-mail: g_merad@mail.univ-tlemcen.dzgmerad@hotmail.com
Website: http://www1.univ-tlemcen.dz/~lepm
UNIDO-International Centre for Science & Technology
Address:  Area Science Park, Patrician 99, 34149 Trieste, Italy 
Tel:  +39 040 9228 111
Fax:  +39 040 9228 101
E-mail:  Directorate@ics.trieste.it
Website:  http://www.ics.trieste.it
Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Address: UCAD, BP. 5376, Dar-Fann, Senegal 
Tel: +21 824-02-02
E-mail: acbeye@refer.sn
Website: http://www.ucad.sn
iThemba LABS - National Research Foundation of South Africa 
Address:  1 Old Faure Road, PO Box 722, Somerset West 7129, Western Cape, South Africa.
Tel:  021 843 1215
Fax:  021 843 3543
E-mail:  Director@tlabs.ac.za
Website:  http://www.tlabs.ac.za
Kigali Institute of Technology
Address: KIT, PO Box 5039, Kigali, Rwanda
Tel: +250 255 100 591
Fax: +250 252 586 890
E-mail: admini@kie.ac.rweminani@yahoo.fr 
Website: http://www.kie.ac.rw
African Laser Centre
Address: Meiring Naude road, CSIR Campus, 0001, Pretoria, South Africa
Tel: 012 841 3573
Fax: 012 841 3152
E-mail: ncingo@csir.co.za  (BoD Chairman) 
Website: http://www.africanlasercentre.org
Centre for Energy Research & Development (CERD) & Obafemi Awolowo University
Address: OAU main campus, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Tel: +234-803-711-7816
Fax: +234-705-503-7908
E-mail: ayfasasi@yahoo.co.uk 
Website: http://www.oau.ng
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 16-127 Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-430
Tel: 617 253 7602
E-mail: mtingwa@mit.edu
Website: http://www.mit.edu
University of Cape Coast
Address: UCC Campus, Cape Coast, Ghana
Tel: +2333 3321-3-33773
Fax: +2333 3321-3-33773
E-mail: Lafoc@ncs.gh.com
Website: http://www.ucc.gh
Northeastern University-Boston
Address: 111 Dana Research Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000
Tel: 617 373 2902
Fax: 617 373 2943
E-mail: l.menon@neu.edu
Website: http://www.neu.edu
National University of Lesotho, Roma
Address: PO Roma 180, Lesotho, Southern Africa
Tel: +266 22 213495/4
Fax: +266 22 340601
E-mail: msekota@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.nul.ls
Clark Atlanta University
Address: 223 James P Brawley Drive SW, Atlanta, Georgia 303 14-4391, Georgia, USA 
Tel: +1 404 880 8663
Fax: +1 4040 880 8000
E-mail: AMsezane@cau.edu
Website: http://www.cau.edu
University of Zululand
Address: PO Box X1001, KwaDlangezwa 3886, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Tel: 035 902 6558
Fax: 035 902 6317
E-mail: Onemra@pan.uzulu.ac.za (Physics Dept) 
Website: http://www.uzulu.ac.zaU
University of Nottingham
Address: University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, Nottingham, UK
Tel: + 44 115 951 5197
Fax: +44 115 951 5180
E-mail: Mohamed.Henini@nottingham.ac.uk
Website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk
University of Western Cape
Address: Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, Western Cape, South Africa
Tel: 021 959 3447
Fax: 021 959 3474
E-mail:Cjarendse@uwc.ac.za
Website: http://www.uwc.ac.za
Moroccan Foundation for Science and Innovation and Research (MASCIR)
Address: Avenue de l’Armee Royale, Madinat Al Ifrane, 10 100, Rabat, Maroc
Tel: +212 – (0) 537 57 08 80
Fax: +212- (0) 537 57 61 81
E-mail: z.sekkat@mascir.com
Website: http://www.mascir.ma
National Laser Centre, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research Address: Meiring Naude road, CSIR Campus, Pretoria, South Africa 
Tel: 012 841 3573
Fax: 012 841 3152
E-mail: ncingo@csir.co.za  (Managing Director) 
Website: http://www.csir.co.za/nlc
University of Alexandria
Address: Faculty of Dentistry, University of Alexandria, Main Campus, Alexandria
Tel: +203 485 8353
Fax: +203 485 8351
E-mail: Mona.marei@gmail.com
Website: http://www.ua.ac.eg
Centre for High Performance Computing
Address: CHPC, Meraka Institute, 15 Lowe Hope Road, Cape Town 7700, South Africa
Tel: 021 658 2745
Fax: 021 658 2744
Email: HSithole@csir.co.za (Director) 
Website: http://www.csir.co.za/chpc

Strategic new partnerships

U2ACN2-NRF
The NRF has included the chair within its SARCHis programme with   annual funding dedicated to it. The 2014 funding of R700 000 is being used to support two postdoctoral and four postgraduate fellows.  The NRF grant letter was received by the office of the Vice-Principal: Research & Innovation and copied to the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and the iThemba LABS Director.

U2ACN2-DAAD-AIMS
In view of the established track records with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), this has facilitated   the financial support of the Deutscher Academischer Austausch Dienst-German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for non-SA postgraduates.

TWAS-UNISA-ALC
Trilateral  MoU  with  the  Academy  of  Science  for  the  Developing  World (TWAS-Italy) and  the  African  Laser  Centre  (ALC) (Co-signed   by  the  Vice-Principal: Research & Innovation  Prof M Phakeng)

OWSD-UNISA-iThemba LABS
Unisa trilateral MoU with the International Organisation of Women in Sciences (OWSDW, Trieste-Italy) and iThemba LABS-National Research Foundation of South Africa (iTl-NRF) (Co-signed   by the Vice-Principal: Research & Innovation  Prof M Phakeng)

UNESCO MATECCS-UNISA
U2ACN2 MoU with the recently awarded UNESCO Canada chair on “Materials & Technologies for Energy   Conversion, Saving & Storage: MATECSS” of the INRS-University of Quebec-Canada (In process).

UN NAM S&T-UNISA
U2ACN2 MoU with the Non-Aligned Movement Centre for Science & Technology (NAM S&T), New Delhi- India (In process).