Next Global Research Council Annual Meeting in Durban, South Africa

The next GRC Annual Meeting will be held from 26 - 28 May 2020 in Durban, South Africa.

The meeting will be hosted by the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) together with further African partners.

Expected topics are:

  • Public Engagement (Legitimising science, Public trust in science)

  • Mission-oriented Research (Multidisciplinary research, Responding to regional and global challenges)

The inclusive and participatory programme of the Annual Meeting is anticipated to include side-events open to non-GRC participants, showcase innovative regional and global initiatives, advance GRC working groups, as well as further discussions on foresighting, networks, collaborative projects and regional groups.

Questions regarding the organisation of the meeting may be sent to Aldo Stroebel ( or Michael Bright (