DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development

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About the Centre

The three main research areas in which the Centre of Excellence in Human Development supports and grows excellence are:

Life-course development describes the development of individuals from conception to death, including multi-disciplinary studies of child, adolescent and adult development.

Inter-generational development describes the life cycle from one generation to the next, and includes studies of families and parental influence, both social and biological.

Socio-ecological and transformational development represents the interdependencies between societies, societal members and their natural environment. It includes a transdisciplinary mode of research where economic growth can be reconciled with social and environmental objectives