Annual Interdisciplinary Academy

Message from the Vice Principal & Executive Dean

Joint Message from the Vice Principal: Research, Postgraduate Studies, Innovation and Commercialisation and the Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Prof Thenjiwe Meyiwa (VP: Research, Postgraduate Studies,
Innovation and Commercialisation)

Prof Lindiwe Zungu
(Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies)

The University of South Africa is serious about increasing the number and quality of Master’s and doctoral graduates, and attracting post-doctoral fellows and leading researchers in various fields of specialization and niche areas. Thus, it is our pleasure to inform you that the Annual Interdisciplinary Academy, which is a strategic project of the University of South Africa, will offer an exciting programme for postgraduate students at Unisa in 2019.

Hosted by the College of Graduate Studies, which falls under the Research and Innovation Portfolio, the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Academy offers eight streams ranging from water scarcity, sustainable energy, nanotechnology, sustainable development, climate change, drug discovery, cosmology to masculinities and femininities at university. These streams aim at providing innovative solutions for pressing issues that are of local interest and global relevance.

We believe that the Annual Interdisciplinary Academy will provide you not only with an interdisciplinary perspective on the identified issues, but also with practical and applied knowledge and skills in designing, conducting and presenting innovative solutions that are evidence-based. It is imperative to interact and collaborate with your scientific community and to meet with leading experts and peers in your field of research for further development of your research career.

We are happy to announce that we are able to accommodate 150 Master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral candidates into the programme. We hope you will consider the various opportunities that the Annual Interdisciplinary Academy has to offer and submit an application to participate in the programme.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and for your interest in the upcoming 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Academy.


Yours sincerely

Prof Thenjiwe Meyiwa

VP: Research, Postgraduate Studies, Innovation and Commercialisation

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Prof Lindiwe Zungu
Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies

Last modified: 2019/02/27