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In this podcast, recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa, Adam Habib, vice-chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, talks about the relationship between PhD research and Africa’s future social and economic development. He argues that, as developing nations become ever more dependent on knowledge-based industries, the need to have high-quality skills, innovation and outputs becomes increasingly relevant to the economic cycles governing their development. 

This is part of the Africa’s PhD Renaissance series funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.