College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Unlocking the potential of universities

Unisa’s College of Science, Engineering, and Technology successfully hosted a webinar geared towards exploring the entrepreneurial capacity that is not always tapped from research and academic activities in higher education. Read more

Keeping safe in cyberspace

Prof Elmarie Kritzinger from Unisa specialises in cyber-safety awareness. She has spent "Everyone should understand the impact and the consequences of their actions within cyberspace." Read more

Unisa researcher wins prestigious grant from WRC

Dr Hlengilizwe Nyoni, an instrument scientist and lab manager at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability, has received R500 000 from the Water Research Commission, which will result in the development of an all-inclusive toolbox for water quality assessment relevant to addressing water-related socio-economic issues. Read more

Profound changes in how universities function

Former Unisan Dan Remenyi and present Unisan Shawren Singh are two of the editors of The University of the Future: Responding to Covid-19, published recently by ACIL (UK). The book asks the question, "Who could have imagined the upheaval of the first six months of 2020?" and addresses the extreme crisis that these higher education institutions currently face. Prof Mandla Makhanya, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor, has contributed one of the chapters. Read more

Showcasing the Science Campus - remote but connected

Unisa held another successful virtual open day for prospective students of the Colleges of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and Science, Engineering and Technology. Read more

I-SET robotics in Sepedi…and Xitsonga coming soon

Dr Napjadi Letsoalo, lecturer in Unisa's Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, commemorated Heritage Day on Thobela FM, where he was interviewed on Ditlalemeso on the use of language to preserve culture and heritage.
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Digitally yours

CAES and CSET successfully hosted the first virtual Teaching and Learning Awards Festival, showcasing the sterling work done by both colleges, and promoting and encouraging continued excellence in teaching and learning. Read more

Driving innovation at Unisa

Speaking of a unique African technology that can clean up crude oil and petrol spills in water while making both the oil and the water usable again, Prof Bhekie Mamba, Executive Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, says that the awarding of an EU patent is significant. "It affirms that our research enjoys global recognition while still remaining relevant to challenges that we have to deal with in our continent." Read more

Top ten globally

A paper published by the Institute for the Development of Energy for African Sustainability was chosen from hundreds of publications worldwide to feature on Wiley’s science news platform. This is the first time research from Unisa, and, indeed, South Africa, has been featured on this official news channel. Read more

Improving technologies to better human lives

Unisa's Prof Ernest Mnkandla dreams of a situation where South Africa and the Southern African region can be counted among the greatest engineers of quality software products and leaders in 4IR. Read more