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Academically Resilient

Unisa’s 2021 Teaching and Learning e-Festival reaffirmed that the institution is a committed student-centric university that partners with the state, society and the continent – by ensuring that through knowledge, societies can become transformed for the better. Read more

Expert scholar keen to indigenise the academic project

Having deservedly obtained a C1 NRF rating, Prof Mishack Gumbo says that the rating completes his scholarly leadership locally, regionally and internationally, as his application was subjected to a rigorous peer review by experts in his field. Read more

A fervent supporter of Africanised and decolonised education

As a result of his outstanding research into the history of indigenous education, Unisa’s Professor Johannes Seroto has deservingly earned a C2 NRF rating. Read more

Seminar adds impetus to indigenous knowledge at school level

A recent seminar on indigenous knowledge, hosted by the College of Education, focused on the inclusion of indigenous knowledge in teacher education. Read more

Resilience and passion result in quality research

For Prof Janet McIntyre, being an NRF-rated researcher provides encouragement, assists when applying for grants and contributes to raising the profile of the university. Read more

Stellar NRF review feedback for Unisa researcher

NRF recognised Prof Norma Ruth Romm is an internationally known and respected sociology researcher, who has made a substantive contribution in research. Read more

Dealing with the disruption

The UNESCO Chair of Open Distance Learning at Unisa co-hosted an international webinar aimed at addressing many of the challenges facing universities in South Africa and across the world as they respond to the Covid-19 crisis. Read more

CE thrives in an ODeL institution

Unisa’s College of Education inaugural community engagement showcase illustrates how projects are able to use a variety of multimedia resources, such as MS Teams, video sharing, audio, reading, and interactive content, such as the Google Classroom, to reconfigure activities to remote learning and engagement experiences for beneficiaries. Read more

Let your hands do the talking

Unisa opened a webinar series in support of the South African Sign Language Charter, launched by the Pan South African Language Board, to promote the recognition of the 12th official language at the university, not only for communication, but for curriculum and professional purposes. Read more

At the proverbial fork in the road

The eighth virtual research seminar held by the UNESCO Chair of Open Distance Learning at Unisa considered the issues involved in moving from challenges to opportunities and asked the question: What will become our "new normal" for teaching and learning in an ODL framework? Read more