College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Our book is helping solve global challenges

A Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science publication, based on the 48th Annual SALCA Conference hosted by Unisa in 2019, is making researchers around the world take note. Read more

They hold SWAY over the pandemic

This digitally revised School of Computing community engagement project illustrates that Unisa students are not fazed by the 4IR. They are strong enough to adapt to changing circumstances, determined to grab opportunities to learn new skills, and committed to help communities through their newly acquired knowledge. Read more

A class act for Unisa School of Engineering

The new configuration of the departments in the SoE will align it with global trends in engineering education and research and ready it for the growth in enrolment projected by the 2020 Engineering PQM, which uniquely includes advanced diplomas that offer an articulation pathway for students holding the National Diploma. Read more

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

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