Themes introduction

The image of the university as an ivory tower is outdated. Today’s universities work within greater society, exchanging knowledge with communities of every kind — local, national and global, rural and urban, virtual and physical. Unisa’s complex, fertile relationship with South African and global society is revealed here in a series of themes, ranging from pre-colonial education to current initiatives in the arts, sport, gender studies and academic transformation.

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A brief history of Unisa

From ivory tower to market place

Unisa & the future of higher education