College of Graduate Studies

The world needs science and science needs women

Meet Noluthando Kana, who is boosting those female numbers in STEM. She is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, a fellow at the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, and a reactor fuel engineering manager at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station.
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Striving to find solutions in difficult times

Mahmood Akbari, a PhD student and fellow in the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, has advice to share with other postgraduate students who are keen on retaining their equilibrium, despite the current crisis Read more

Considering the innovation chasm

ISPIM Connects Global 2020 was a 24-hour virtual event bringing together researchers, managers, business, and global thought leaders. The NSTF represented South Africa, with Unisans Professor Lindiwe Zungu and Dr Vhahangwele Masindi adding value to the discussion panel. Read more

Join the Future at CGS

The new website for the College of Graduate Studies invites Unisa postgrads to become members of a research-focused college and users of a resourceful student-centred website. "We aspire to be unique and this website gives us that sense of uniqueness," says Prof Lindiwe Zungu, CGS Executive Dean. Read more

Trailblazer in nano to lighten the electricity load

Boitumelo Mafalo Mabakachaba, a research student in the UNESCO–Unisa Africa Chair in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, focuses on the development of energy-saving and power-efficient materials at nanoscale in response to the tremendous increase in energy consumption and the need for small and compact electronic devices. Read more

African scholarship and indigenous ways of knowing

The CGS School of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies at Unisa hosted a seminar series to engage on the rich and diverse epistemologies and languages that constitute an important component of the heritage of the world's peoples, and how these relate to decolonising higher education on the continent. Read more

Innovative monitoring for postgrads

Dr Memme Makua, Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement in the College of Graduate Studies, has been awarded DHET funding for the development of the online M&D Students' Supervision and Monitoring Dashboard - a CGS project to quality assure postgraduate student engagement across all colleges. Read more

What South African women told us about being the main breadwinner

Although society portrays a woman who earns a living as free and empowered, outdated values and stereotypes still promote discrimination against female breadwinners, writes Unisa's Dr Bianca Parry. Read more

Fresh produce to accelerate postgrad support

Prof Tennyson Mgutshini has been appointed as Acting Director in the School of Transdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies. His wealth of knowledge and skills will be directed towards empowering thousands of Unisa master's and doctoral students to blossom into successful qualified professionals. Read more