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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

How Africa's academic diaspora can help revive higher education back home

Through their exposure to new trends in knowledge production, they can contribute to equipping African students for the global economy, says Unisa's Prof Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba. Read more

Heeding the President's call to action, Unisa's labs step up to the sanitiser challenge

Thanks to the innovative thinking of MSc student Fungai Chibaya, Unisa will soon be producing affordable and effective hand and surface sanitisers. Read more

More than chemical reactions to produce novel compounds

The mandate is crystal clear: To undertake research for capacity development to contribute to the pool required to support our country’s economy in the science and technology sector, says CSET's Prof Malose Mphahlele, a member of the Unisa 2019 Million Rand Club. Read more

CSET internationalisation pays off

An Australian patent and a joint research lab with the Zhejiang University of Technology were acknowledged at the Research & Innovation 2020 Awards. Read more

A movement whose time has come

Open education expands access to higher education, said Prof Mpine Makoe at the launch of the new Commonwealth of Learning chair at Unisa. Read more

COVID-19: Unisa plays its part in reaching out

As SA goes into lockdown, Dr Prudence Kayoka said on LitNet that, as part of its CE, the university is educating communities in remote areas on local radio, broadcasting information that is being translated into local languages. Read more

#SciComm through FameLab SA

Science with clarity and charisma is what it's all about, and Trevor Simbayi and Karabo Mashiloane from CSET impressed the judges at the Unisa Regional Heat. Read more

Practical solutions to complex concerns

Dr Itumeleng Setlhodi from the College of Education, one of three Unisa 2019 Women in Research Award winners, asserts that research in education should be informed by real issues focusing on African ways to address South African problems. Read more

Unisa alumnus named ICT Minister in Namibia

Dr Peya Mushelenga has completed three degrees at the university in Political Sciences and believes in lifelong learning. Read more