One young South African economist will represent the country at the prestigious 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences later this year. Rozanne Bester, MCom student in Economics at the University of Pretoria was nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).
Bester will be among 360 international young economists who will take part in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences together with 19 Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel from 22–26 August 2017 in Lindau, Germany.
ASSAf, as the official partner of the Lindau Foundation and with funding from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), nominates young scientists to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings which are designed as a forum for exchange, networking and inspiration.
The Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences has been held every three years since 2004. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings which alternate between physiology/medicine, physics and chemistry – the three natural science Nobel Prize disciplines – have been held since 1951.
Successful scientists are outstanding students, graduate students and postdoctoral students under 35 years of age, with a strong commitment to the field of Economic Sciences. They were selected after a multi-stage international selection process and represent scientific institutes, universities, foundations and research-oriented companies from noted research nations.
The young economists can expect a four-day programme with numerous lectures and panel discussions. In seminars, some of them will also have the opportunity to present their own research and discuss their work with up to six laureates.