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College of Graduate Studies

Schools, departments & research chairs

The College of Graduate Studies is made up of the Department of Interdisciplinary Research, the Archie Mafeje Research Institute, the South African Research Chair in Development Education and the Institutes for African Renaissance Studies, Open and Distance Learning, Science & Technology Education, Social & Health Sciences.


Through research, each of Unisa's colleges aim to advance the realisation of excellent research and innovative solutions that address important national and global questions, and to contribute to the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of South Africa and the African continent.

Experts directory

Unisa's esteemed academics and researchers can provide insightful comment and opinion on a number of topics, from robotics to folklore. Browse the Experts Directory to find individuals with specific fields of expertise within each Unisa college.

Community engagement

There are currently a number of Community Engagement projects taking place across the College of Graduate Studies. These include the training of subject facilitators in Mathematics and Science for the Nkungumathe Youth Development Project and Winter School project in Science and Mathematics education.

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News and Events

Unisa in $70m partnership to boost African science research

Unisa in $70m partnership to boost African science research. Read more

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Invite: The Tenth Annual Peace, Safety and Human Rights Memorial Lecture on 7 October
Posted: 1 Octobeer 2015

Unisa’s College of Graduate Studies is hosting, under the auspices of the Vice Principal: Research and Innovation, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, the third Doctoral and Post-doctoral Summer School from the 25th to 30th October 2015. Read more
Posted: 17 August 2015