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A research degree is possible for all at Unisa

The university invests heavily in the research interests of its permanent specialist and support professional employees. Dr Sipho Makgopa is a Professional Research Group member who has struck academic gold, as he holds two master's degrees and managed to complete his PhD studies through the support services provided by the Professional Research Committee. Read more

A woman of excellence

Gracing the cover of Leadership magazine for August is Unisa's own multiple-award-winning research professor, Harvard Medical School alumna, professor of Occupational Health and Safety, board member of several prestigious research organisations, Lindiwe Zungu, Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
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Unisa ethics pioneer joins global pool of experts

Acceptance into this prestigious collective serving Globethics.net is an indication that an international non-profit foundation with UN economic and social council status recognises the expertise of Dr Retha Visagie. 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

Unisa ★ ☆ ★ glitter on red carpet

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mandla Makhanya, affirmed at the 2020 Research and Innovation Awards that the university is building an enviable reputation for research. Read more

CSET researcher driven by innovation

Dr Alex Kuvarega reiterates that research is about finding solutions to problems for which there are no recipes. He is a member of the 2019 Half Million Rand Club and an NRF C-Rated Researcher (C2). 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

Biogas boffin is one in a million

Prof Tonderayi Matambo from IDEAS was honoured for his membership of a very prestigious club at the Unisa Research & Innovation Awards. 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

Technology made in Africa set to mop up oil spills and save water

"Our team of researchers from Nigeria and South Africa wanted to ensure that when a spillage happens, we have a solution ready," says Prof Titus Msagati of the NanoWS research unit at Unisa. Read more