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Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - University of South Africa

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    Wednesday, 13 March 2013

    UNISA’S BRICS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

    ZK MATTHEWS GREAT HALL, PRETORIA 14:00 14:05 INAUGURATION SESSION CHAIR:

     Prof Gugu Moche (Executive Dean: CSET, UNISA)

14:05 14:20 WELCOME ADDRESS:

     Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng (Vice Principal: Research & Innovation, UNISA)

     TITLE:

     Strategic Importance of BRICS context and UNISA’s innovation strategies & role

     Introduction of Guests of Honour and welcome to all delegates

     Guests Of Honour

14:20 14:30 SPEAKER:

     HE Mr Pedro Carneiro De Mendonça

     (Ambassador of Brazil)

14:30 14:40 SPEAKER:

     HE Mr Mikhail Petrakov

     (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation)

14:40 14:50 SPEAKER:

     Mr Virendra Gupta

     (High Commissioner of India)

14:50 15:00 SPEAKER:

     Liu Guijin

     (Embassy of China)

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013

    UNISA’S BRICS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

    ZK MATTHEWS GREAT HALL, PRETORIA 15:00 15:10 SYMPOSIUM CHAIR:

     Prof Vijaya Vallabhapurapu (Physics, UNISA)

15:10 15:30 INAUGURAL ADDRESS:

    Prof Mandla Makhanya (Principal and Vice-Chancellor, UNISA)

    Inaugural address, and

    Inauguration of the Symposium by Lighting the Lamp along with Dignitaries on dais

    15:30 16:00 Tea & Snacks

     PANEL PLENARY:

16:00 16:20 Prof Vitaly Vysotsky (Russia)

     Superconducting technologies for modern energetics: present and future

16:20 16:40 Prof Weidong Zhu (China)

16:40 17:00 Prof Subramanian Balakumar (India)

     Bismuth based Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage (ECS)

     Devices Applications

17:00 17:20 Prof Agnaldo de Souza Conçalves (Brazil)

     PV activities in Brazil an overview

17:20 18:00 and

    Scholars from other relevant areas

    Thursday, 14 March 2013

    UNISA’S BRICS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

    DR MIRIAM MAKEBA HALL, PRETORIA 08:30 08:55 Arrival

    08:55 09:00 SESSION CHAIR: