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Unisa and Inqaba Biotec unveil groundbreaking DNA research platform

This first of-its-kind breakthrough signifies a major leap forward in bolstering the university's catalytic niche areas focusing on science and technology, and in addition, unlocks more insights into health, agriculture and environmental research. Read more

Unisan to lead Southern Africa region in "Building Equitable Futures Together" project

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences' Professor Ashley Gunter will spearhead an initiative which aims to foster equitable research partnerships and enhance the impact of humanities and social sciences in the Southern African region. Read more

Pioneering Agriculture and Environmental Enterprise Innovation Summit hosted by Unisa

Hosted by the university's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, the impactful summit brought together distinguished leaders and stakeholders from the agricultural and environmental sectors and marked a significant step towards fostering collaboration and innovation. Read more

Unisa expo ignites interest in agricultural and environmental careers

Excitement filled the air when Unisa's Gauteng Region Counselling and Career Development Unit, in collaboration with the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, recently hosted a career expo which sought to inspire and educate learners about the myriad of career opportunities in the agriculture and environmental sectors. Read more

Pioneering workshop in Zambia aimed to decolonise education

Prof Ashley Gunter of Unisa's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences recently co-hosted a transformative workshop in Zambia centring on the critical theme of decolonising education which aligns with global movements towards more inclusive and representative curricula. Read more

Academic journey a testament to dedication and resilience

Having recently reached the pinnacle of his academic journey by obtaining a PhD in Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences academic Dr Matome Simeon Maake is a shining example of perseverance and scholarly pursuit. Read more

Seeds of curiosity: From DNA to dinner plate

Speaking at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences' Research and Innovation Day will be Distinguished Unisa Prof Michael Pillay, whose work in the fields of banana breeding and genetics has had a profound impact on agricultural sciences. Read more

Unisa upskills local farmers to create food security and self-employment

Farmers and youth in the Eastern Cape are set to benefit from a groundbreaking agreement between Unisa and the Gompo Farmers Association, which was recently formalised by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. Read more

Farming community inspires Unisa student to pursue education in agriculture

Agriculture is an integral component of the development of Africa and has been a vital tool for economic growth and the alleviation of poverty in many communities. Unisa student, Simlindile Ndatsha, was raised in a farming community, which inspired him to pursue agricultural education with the aim of investing back in his community. He is currently doing his PhD in Agriculture. Read more

Unisan shares peace education framework at the African Union

Prof Ashley Gunter of Unisa's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences recently presented the findings and policy recommendations of a comprehensive peace education framework, co-developed with UK researchers, to the African Union Peace and Security Council in Ethiopia. Read more