Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Centre of Applied Radiation Science and Technology

About Us

The Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology (CARST) in the Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology of the North-West University, Mafikeng campus, was established in 1998 as a collaborative effort between the North-West University and external industrial and research stakeholders such as the South African electricity generating and supply utility (Eskom), the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (NECSA), the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences (iThemba LABS), the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor Group (PBMR) and the National Research Foundation (NRF).

As one of its objectives, the Centre was established to conduct research and training in applied nuclear and radiation sciences and technologies in order to stabilise the skills attrition in this important area and to contribute to the economy of South Africa in particular and the region in general.