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Four outstanding Unisans in the running for 'Science Oscars'

In recognition of their remarkable contributions to SET and innovation, Professors Jan Kroeze, Hossein Jafari, Marcia Mkansi and Fulufhelo Nemavhola have been nominated for the 2020/2021 NSTF-South32 Awards. Read more

Iranian postgraduate student obtains Unisa PhD

Dr Mahboube Khalvati, a recent Unisa PhD graduate from Iran, shares her unusual postgraduate study journey in the field of English Theatre Studies. Read more

Interrogating the factors that affect student success

The support recipe for student success is far more nuanced than generally assumed, as is borne out by the eye-opening research conducted by Dr Fortunate Silinda of Unisa's Department of Psychology. Read more

Unisa at the forefront of technological solutions in response to Covid-19 regulations

Close to 73 000 students have registered for the new booking app that limits access to campus buildings to the required number by law and to the maximum number a venue is authorised to take. Read more

Transformation at the core of maintaining Unisa as an African university

Making an African university in the service of humanity: Professor Mandla Makhanya's speeches was launched on 19 March 2021. The former VC said he had been committed to building a new DNA in a university that would actually bring about what would be viewed as a culture of academic excellence and service to stakeholders. Read more

Unisa VC: "Student crisis goes beyond funding"

Speaking at a panel discussion on the issues surrounding free higher education, Prof Puleng LenkaBula said that money alone is not the solution, but that structural intervention regarding universal access is required. Read more

Still among the top emerging economies universities

Unisa is one of only eleven South African universities to make the Times Higher Education Rankings 2021 in this sector. It features in the segment #251–300. Read more

A gendered perspective on responses to the Covid-19 pandemic

"It is my hope that our energies will be channelled towards the holistic recovery of our communities, even in our vision for a gender-conscious women-affirming world," said Prof Puleng LenkaBula, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa, delivering the keynote address at the Thabo Mbeki Foundation Annual International Women's Day commemoration. Read more

"I want to lead a university that honours and humanises people"

Unisa brings you an exclusive introduction to Prof Puleng LenkaBula, the new Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa and the first woman to steer the institution in its 148 years of existence. Read more

Innovative monitoring for postgrads launches

It's all systems go as Unisa's Master's and Doctoral Students' Supervision and Monitoring Dashboard, a project of the College of Graduate Studies for the quality assurance of postgraduate student engagements across all colleges, takes off. Read more