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The sky's the limit as Unisa students gain exposure to the latest astronomy research in Japan

Distinguished Unisa scholar, Prof James Chibueze, an internationally renowned astronomy expert, recently secured funding that enabled students in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology to gain exposure to cutting-edge radioastronomy and astrophysics developments at Kagoshima University in Japan. Read more

Unisan shines at FameLab SA competition

Ayesha Osman, a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering and lecturer in the Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering at Unisa, emerged as first runner-up at the hotly contested and highly prestigious 2023 FameLab SA competition. Read more

A first for Africa as Unisa hosts two IWA conferences

From 3 to 8 December 2023, Unisa's College of Science, Engineering and Technology, in partnership with the Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability, hosted two International Water Association specialist conferences back-to-back in celebration of Unisa's 150-year anniversary. Read more

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

Prof Usisipho Feleni takes Top Woman Leadership Award in the STEM discipline

The prestigious Standard Bank's Top Women Awards recognised Unisa's Prof Usisipho Feleni from CSET as the Top Woman Leader in STEM for her outstanding contribution to health, science and technology. 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

Robotics and coding webinar - the future has arrived

The Unisa Science Engagement Centre, a strategic project within the Unisa College of Science, Engineering and Technology and the Department of Information Systems in the School of Computing, in collaboration with the Centre for Lifelong Learning, recently hosted a webinar entitled Robotics and coding in education, where to start and what are the opportunities? Read more