The word 'surgor' is a derived form of the latin word surgo, which means rise, get up, arise, raise, lift up and grow. We are rising, we are lifting up, we are growing. We rise by lifting others.
I started Surgor in 2013, as my personal research group together with postgraduate students in the Department of Logistics, Stellenbosch University. My aim is to create a supportive, collaborative and community focussed approach to research that will empower young minds to reach their potential, become creative problem solvers, strive for excellence and give back with purpose to society.
Although I have a main research focus, I've always been a bit multi-dimensional in my approach and allow myself and my students to work outside of the roughly defined box. I connect concepts from various fields, and integrate them in my approach to research, teaching and supervision. I love new ideas, new metaphors for communicating them, and building bridges between the new and the old. As Albert Einstein once said: "Logic will get you from A to B, but imagination will get you everywhere".
- Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. - 1 Thess 5:11