Rasigan Maharajh


Professor Rasigan Maharajh is an activist scholar and served as the national coordinator of Science and Technology Policy Transition Project for South Africa between 1995 and 1997. Following his deployment as Head of Policy at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, he is currently the founding Chief Director of the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation based at Tshwane University of Technology since 2004 and also concurrently Professor Extraordinary of the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology of Stellenbosch University, the Node Head of the DSI/NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, and a Ministerial Representative to the Council of Rhodes University. Professor Maharajh holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Research Policy Institute of Lund University and is also an alumnus of the University of Natal and Harvard Business School.  His research focuses on the political economy of knowledge, science, technology, and innovation.