A comprehensive report on the colloquium entitled ‘Why The Brain Matters’ hosted by JIAS in the latter half of 2016 has been completed and is available to the public.

The report was released at the launch of the Brain Matters Seminar Series emanating from the Colloquium at the School of Public Health of the University of the Witwatersrand on 23 March 2017.

Prof Willem Hendrik Gispen of Utrecht University, the Colloquium convener, presented copies of the report to Dr Tanya Calvey of the Wits School of Anatomical Sciences and Dr Sahba Besharati of the CoE in Human Development, organisers of the seminar series, and participants in the Colloquium.

Copies of the report were also presented to Prof Ihron Rensburg, UJ Vice-Chancellor and Principal, and Prof Bertil Andersson, President of Nanyang Technological University, at a ceremony on 20 March 2017 where they signed an agreement to extend their collaboration on the JIAS initiative for another five years.