College of Graduate Studies

Academic freedom is sacrosanct. But so is ethical responsibility

The active and uninhibited dissemination of knowledge is vital for the advancement of knowledge. Yet all within the academy need to know that academic freedom is not being invoked to protect those who engage in unethical conduct, says Prof Jimi Adesina, incumbent of the South African Research Chair in Social Policy, Unisa. Read more

Making a difference in spite of Covid-19

Unisa's Ethiopian Regional Learning Centre continues to ensure that students are provided with services by using all means at its disposal to overcome the challenges posed by the international health crisis. Read more

Online modules set to shape futures of postgrads

The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated the need for an aggressive overhaul of M&D research support and a non-negotiable emphasis on the development of innovative virtual teaching options that follow the physical distance restrictions that now exist, says Unisa's Prof Lindiwe Zungu. Read more

Sustainable continuity of learning beyond Covid-19

Unisa's Prof Mpine Makoe said at the third virtual Alliance for African Partnership Public Dialogue webinar that the institution's delivery mode ensures that education continues even during lockdown. Read more

Unisa students get a major boost on data and connectivity

30GB per month for two months from mid-May to mid-July 2020 is up for grabs in a ground-breaking partnership between the university and MTN. Read more

It's all systems go for Unisa's online examinations

Harnessing its expertise and vast experience as a pioneer in ODeL, Unisa is enabling its students to proceed with the 2020 academic year by means of alternative assessment formats in May/June, including online examinations. Read more

Driving the agenda of zero harm in mining and minerals sectors

Unisa and the MQA are on a discovery journey to engage stakeholders on health and safety issues in the Mining and Minerals Sector. "We need to look at where we are now and where we have been," says Prof Lindiwe Zungu, Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. Read more

A most prolific innovator at Unisa in 2019

Prof Malik Maaza, nanoscientist and distinguished scholar, scooped three awards at the 2020 Research & Innovation Awards for advancing world-class research. Read more

Striving for excellence in research

Unisa's Associate Professor David Hedding is one of the recipients of the 2019 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research and is also a member of the celebrated Million Rand Club. Read more