College of Graduate Studies

Accelerating online research support for postgrads

"We have to 'up our game' to improve the research experience of our students and the research outputs of the university - and we will have to do so with greater sensitivity and professionalism," the VC affirmed at the second Unisa annual postgraduate research indaba. Read more

These natural extracts are not just traditional

Prof Malik Maaza, incumbent of the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, is leading national research into the nanodelivery of an African herbal medicine that could contribute towards a solution to the global pandemic of Covid-19. Read more

A woman of excellence

Gracing the cover of Leadership magazine for August is Unisa's own multiple-award-winning research professor, Harvard Medical School alumna, professor of Occupational Health and Safety, board member of several prestigious research organisations, Lindiwe Zungu, Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
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Nurtured to lead

Nozibele Nomdebevana, the Corpus Project Leader and CGS champion for transformation, says that for women, whose actions are grounded in healthy fundamental communal values, leading with ubuntu comes naturally.
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Maintaining balance during Covid-19

For Tonny Matjila, a Unisa PhD candidate and a member of staff at the College of Graduate Studies, time management is key in finding balance between work, studies, family responsibilities and the many challenges posed by the pandemic. Read more

Integrating the ℯ into ODL

"An open, distance and e-learning environment is a place to dismantle the educational system," says Dr Cecilia Temilola Olugbara, a postdoctoral fellow in the UNESCO Chair of ODL at Unisa. Read more

Rattling the innovative space in ODeL

Professors Moeketsi Letseka, Mpine Makoe and Sindile Ngubane-Mokiwa have set up a doctoral consortium that aims to create a cohort of specialists that will boost and advance the whole agenda of Unisa being a leading open, distance and e-learning institution. Read more

Facebooking ✔ Teaming ✔ Degrees of change for Unisa postgrad support

With the national lockdown and restriction levels in place, the College of Graduate Studies has shifted to using online platforms to facilitate research training workshops for Unisa’s honours, master’s and doctoral students. Read more

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