College of Graduate Studies

Unisa appoints world-class scholar to lead CGS

Tasked with maximising the college's contribution to the university's strategic focus areas, Prof Tennyson Mgutshini has recently been appointed Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. He is a distinguished scholar with extensive experience in management, research and postgraduate studies. Read more

Postgraduate student numbers show steady growth in Ghana

Unisa is increasing its footprint in West Africa with student numbers in the region having grown to some 290 postgraduate students by the end of 2023. The majority of these students are enrolled for doctoral studies. Read more

Unisa renews commitment to capacity building in Ethiopia

During a recent graduation ceremony at Unisa's Ethiopia Regional Learning Centre, the university and the Ethiopian government renewed their memorandum of agreement for an additional five years. Unisa envisions the centre to become a hub for the Eastern African region. Read more

Unisa students ignite tomorrow's solutions

Students from Unisa's colleges showcased their groundbreaking and future-driven inventions at the inaugural 12th Research and Innovation Festival, demonstrating the university's commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more

NRF Director to address Innovation Festival

The National Research Foundation's Dr Zolani Dyosi will speak on the subject of A South African model for a Government/Academic/SME innovation and technology development partnership: A case for renewable energy innovations. Read more

DTIC specialist to speak on innovation ecosystems at Unisa Innovation Festival

Nontombi Maseko, a specialist in enterprise competitiveness and industrialisation, will share her views on the continuing role of higher education institutions as part of a panel discussion during the formal opening of the Unisa Innovation Festival on Wednesday 29 November 2023, in the Senate Hall, Muckleneuk Campus. Read more

National Advisory Council on Innovation CEO to speak at Unisa Innovation Festival

South African authority and advisor to the National Government on Science, Technology and Innovation issues, Dr Mlungisi Cele, will discuss networks in science, technology, innovation and higher education policy during the Unisa Innovation Festival. Read more

Evaluating support framework for students with hearing disability

Sign Language was recently recognised as the 12th official language in South Africa and endorsed by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 19 July 2023. Dr Tonny Nelson Matjila shares his academic journey in evaluating the existing student support framework in higher education regarding students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Read more

Supervision capacity development programme

The College of Graduate Studies is taking the lead in building the capacity of current and prospective supervisors in service of postgraduate excellence. Read more

Unisa alumni empowered to strengthen postgraduate education

Unisa alumni have answered the call to give back to their alma mater, undergoing comprehensive supervisory training to become mentors and guides for postgraduate students. Discover how this initiative shapes the future of education at Unisa and fosters a strong bond between the university and its accomplished alumni community. Read more