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Prof Nick Vink earns coveted Chancellor’s Award

Prof Nick Vink

Eminent agricultural economist, Professor Nicholas (Nick) Vink, earns the coveted Chancellor’s Award after two decades of eminent for community interaction and research.

He is the Chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics in the Faculty of AgriSciences at the university.

Vink is acknowledged for his continuously excellent achievements and research outputs over the years. He is the author of 167 peer-reviewed publications including 11 books as editor or co-editor and more than 50 publications in journals or books published internationally. He is also involved in the African Association of Agricultural Economists and the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE). He is currently the president of the IAAE.

Vink, who joined the department​ in 1996, has a longstanding association with the university. “At the beginning of 1979 I was still enrolled as a Masters student in Stellenbosch when I accepted a position as lecturer at the former University of the North (now Limpopo) or ‘Turfloop’​ as it is called,” he says. “I can still clearly remember the day that I packed my car and came to the department to greet Prof (Eckard) Kassier, my supervisor. I was planning to come back to Stellenbosch, the town of my birth, but I did not know how or when. After seven years in the far north of the country, I moved to the Development Bank in Johannesburg for 11 exciting years before returning to Maties after 17 years.

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