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Accelerating innovation and technology impact to enhance development

The 2023 Unisa Innovation Festival provided participants with the opportunity to learn about the latest innovation trends at the university, discuss broad trends in innovation, research and collaboration, and build partnerships within the innovation ecosystem. Read more

NRF Director to address Innovation Festival

The National Research Foundation's Dr Zolani Dyosi will speak on the subject of A South African model for a Government/Academic/SME innovation and technology development partnership: A case for renewable energy innovations. Read more

DTIC specialist to speak on innovation ecosystems at Unisa Innovation Festival

Nontombi Maseko, a specialist in enterprise competitiveness and industrialisation, will share her views on the continuing role of higher education institutions as part of a panel discussion during the formal opening of the Unisa Innovation Festival on Wednesday 29 November 2023, in the Senate Hall, Muckleneuk Campus. Read more

Co-founder and Executive Director of Kevali Chemicals to speak at Unisa Innovation Festival

With over 17 years of experience in fast-moving consumer goods and the nuclear fuel manufacturing industry, Funeka Khumalo will share her thoughts on the valuable role partnerships and collaboration play in innovation ecosystems. Read more

National Advisory Council on Innovation CEO to speak at Unisa Innovation Festival

South African authority and advisor to the National Government on Science, Technology and Innovation issues, Dr Mlungisi Cele, will discuss networks in science, technology, innovation and higher education policy during the Unisa Innovation Festival. Read more

Decoding the mysteries of protein

In her recent inaugural lecture, Professor Samantha Gildenhuys, of the Department of Life and Consumer Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, described her investigation into how proteins function and can be manipulated in relation to viruses. Read more

Unisa student shines at the III International Olympiad on Financial Security

Raising the Unisa flag high as the only South African female selected to compete at the III International Olympiad on Financial Security, Mamello Mofokeng, a BSc in Life Sciences and Business Management student at Unisa, recently made history in Russia. Read more

Showcasing agricultural excellence in the Western Cape

Unisa's Western Cape region recently showcased the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences' formal qualifications and short learning programmes at the 2023 NAMPO Cape Expo, the region's premier agricultural exhibition which draws exhibitors and attendees from across the country. Read more

Expanding Unisa's research and innovation collaboration footprint

A delegation of Unisa staff members from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology visited Michigan State University and the University of California-Davis in the USA to explore further research and innovation collaborations. Read more

Unisans score research excellence hat-trick at 2023 NRF Awards

Kabelo Mokgalaboni, Dr Athi Mavukwana and Prof Lawrence Madikizela received Special Recognition Awards for Research Excellence at the 2023 National Research Foundation Awards, viewed as the benchmark for research excellence in South Africa. (Image credit: NRF) Read more