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Dedication to archival outreach and advocacy research earns Saurombe NRF C2 rating

Prof Nampombe Saurombe recently attained a prestigious National Research Foundation (NRF) C2 rating , underscoring her profound dedication to archival outreach and advocacy research. Read more

Unisa student innovators shine at an entrepreneurship training programme

Unisa student innovators participated and received esteemed accolades at a five-day Entrepreneurship Training Programme organised by the Technological Higher Education Network South Africa (THENSA) and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). Read more

Societal impact under the microscope at Unisa's Research and Innovation Week

At the opening of its annual week-long celebration of the world-class, Africa-centred work emanating from its colleges, the university underscored its commitment to bridging the gap between science and society through a wide range of research and innovation initiatives. Read more

Unisa collaboration with Canadian universities is taking shape

Research and innovation collaborations between Unisa and five top-ranked Canadian universities are beginning to take shape following a Unisa delegation’s visit to Canada earlier in 2024. Read more

New directions in social policy and alternative economies: Lessons from and for developing countries

"Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development makes it very clear that we have to move away from business as usual in terms of production and consumption," stated Dr Ilcheong Yi of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in a thought-provoking keynote address at the fourth Social Policy in Africa conference. Read more

Seeds of curiosity: From DNA to dinner plate

Speaking at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences' Research and Innovation Day will be Distinguished Unisa Prof Michael Pillay, whose work in the fields of banana breeding and genetics has had a profound impact on agricultural sciences. Read more

Social policy in post-Covid Africa: In search of an inclusive and equitable architecture

Intellectual minds from South Africa, Nigeria, Togo, Morocco, Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Algeria, Eswatini, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands recently assembled to engage on social policy in post-Covid Africa actively: In search of an inclusive and equitable architecture. Read more

Unisa shows that developing countries are equal partners in research management and administration capacity development

In international capacity-building settings, it is not uncommon for the "teachers" to come from developed countries and the "learners" from developing countries. This outdated model is slowly shifting to a more equitable one, at least in the field of research management and administration. Read more

Seven Unisans nominated for the NSTF-South32 Awards 2023/2024

The selection committee of South Africa's premier science awards has nominated seven world-class researchers at the university for awards across five categories for their remarkable contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation. Read more

Unisan appointed as vice-chairperson of SAMAREC

Tanya Coetzee, a Research Integrity and Ethics Officer in the Directorate of Research Support at Unisa, was recently appointed as a committee member and vice-chairperson of the South African Medical Association Research Ethics Committee for three years. Read more