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Highly cited ODL scholar has influence on many fronts

Prof Paul Prinsloo joins the prestigious Unisa Million Rand Club with an eye-wateringly large grant from a consortium of European foundations to research the question: How is secondary-level schooling being refigured through digital technology in different regions of the world and in what ways are these changes reproducing, exacerbating or alleviating in/equality? Read more

CEMS economists compile weekly Covid-19 report

Although they are not medical doctors or epidemiologists, the members of Unisa's Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Research Flagship Programme felt that they could make a contribution to fighting this pandemic by processing the cases reported on a daily basis. Read more

Undaunted by lockdown and homelessness, he targets a bright tomorrow

Shaping futures in the service of humanity through accessible open distance learning is what Unisa is all about, and Sakhile Nsibande is determined to change the fortunes of his family with a qualification from the institution. Read more

A Pan-Africanist passionate about uniting researchers across the continent

Prof Raphael Tabani Mpofu, Unisa's Deputy Executive Dean of the College of Economic and Management Sciences, joins the exclusive 2019 Half Million Rand Club for funding he received from the AU for various projects aligned to Agenda 2063. Read more

Prolific innovator sets out to clear roadblocks for online retail in SA

"Research and innovation are two sides of the same coin," says Prof Marcia Mkansi, one of Unisa's two "most prolific" innovators of the past five years. Read more

Artificial intelligence inspired by nature

"When you consider how elegantly nature copes with complexity, it makes sense to borrow these ideas to deal with complexity in the problems that the world is facing," says Prof Katherine Malan, a member of the Unisa One Million Rand Club. Read more

Proud Unisa graduate beats the COVID-19 blues in style

Sonke Nkwane hosted her own graduation ceremony at home and shared it online to mark an important milestone during the SA lockdown. Read more

Striving to remain globally competitive

Prof Kerstin Jordaan, member of a very exclusive Unisa club, says that she sees many positive signs of an increasing focus on quality research rather than on the quantity of research papers. Read more

Integrating transport and other local services with digital solutions

Smart cities are the most efficient and potentially the most sustainable way to live. The community of the future will enjoy a better quality of life, says Prof Ciné van Zyl from CEMS, a member of the Unisa 2019 Million Rand Club. Read more

Stellar research in macroeconomics

Dr Sin-Yu Ho of CEMS, one of the recipients of the Unisa 2019 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research, is ranked among the top 23% of authors in South Africa and top 12% of authors on the continent. Read more