Research

Highly cited ODL scholar has influence on many fronts

Prof Paul Prinsloo joins the prestigious Unisa Million Rand Club with an eye-wateringly large grant from a consortium of European foundations to research the question: How is secondary-level schooling being refigured through digital technology in different regions of the world and in what ways are these changes reproducing, exacerbating or alleviating in/equality? Read more

CEMS economists compile weekly Covid-19 report

Although they are not medical doctors or epidemiologists, the members of Unisa's Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Research Flagship Programme felt that they could make a contribution to fighting this pandemic by processing the cases reported on a daily basis. Read more

Artificial intelligence inspired by nature

"When you consider how elegantly nature copes with complexity, it makes sense to borrow these ideas to deal with complexity in the problems that the world is facing," says Prof Katherine Malan, a member of the Unisa One Million Rand Club. Read more

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

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

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

Excelling in research requires commitment and consistency

Prof Godwell Nhamo, recipient of one of the 2019 Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Research, urges aspiring researchers to never stop dreaming big while being mindful that the process takes sacrifice and dedication. Read more

Sought-after fellowship for Unisa academic

Prof Paul Prinsloo of the College of Economic and Management Sciences recently became the first academic from Africa to be awarded a fellowship by the European Distance and E-Learning Network. Read more

International finance and ubungoma

International finance and ubungoma, the ancient African healing tradition, are poles apart. Or are they? Read more