College of Science, Engineering & Technology

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

It's a quantum leap up the charts

Research by Unisa's Prof Lukas Snyman, published in the latest issue of the prestigious IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, was one of the 50 most frequently accessed documents for this publication in June. Read more

Why data protection matters in HE

Unisa's School of Computing hosted its first virtual Security4U mini-conference to address concerns over student information privacy.
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Mentoring the next generation of female organic chemists

Unisa's Prof Malose Jack Mphahlele is delighted to see that researchers who have qualified under his aegis are making their mark as decision makers in the science academe.
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