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Welcome TO NASSP

The National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) is a multi-institutional initiative aimed at producing MSc graduates in areas pertaining to astronomy, astrophysics and space science. The NASSP model is based on the fact that expertise in these cognate areas is spread thinly and unevenly in academic departments across South Africa and that a national coordinated skills development strategy is necessary to address the issue. NASSP positions itself as a Human Capital Development (HCD) project with two tiers of transformation as focal outcomes. The first tier addresses the overall landscape by locating the contact teaching of coursework components of the Honours and MSc degrees at institutions (nodes) where there are presently concentrations of expertise as well as where there...

NASSP is the gateway to worldclass facilities

On behalf of the NASSP consortium you are invited to apply for the NASSP Honours and Masters programmes in Astrophysics and Space Science.