Research

Unisans among top 2% scientists worldwide

The prestigious list of impactful researchers globally, prepared by a team at Stanford University and published in the journal PLOS Biology, underscores the reputation of the university for quality education and, increasingly, for the calibre of the research that it is producing Read more

Why a South African community mistrusts big industry and what needs to change

The country hasn’t successfully developed institutional capacity and the government skills to manage industrial risks to communities and the environment, writes Unisa’s Professor Llewellyn Leonard in The Conversation. Risk communication must be viewed as a process for mutual learning and deliberation to inform scientific knowledge Read more

Oh yes, he is unstoppable

His passion for using research as an instrument to solve daily problems and make a difference in people's lives has seen Dr Vhahangwele Masindi, a research fellow in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Unisa, elected as one of the ten new 2020 South African Young Academy of Science members. Read more

Recognition for making research management worthwhile

She may have bagged a prestigious DSI-SARIMA award, but Prof Elizabeth Kempen, Head of Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Deanery of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, is still determined to find solutions to improve even the smallest things that will have a huge impact on the R&I space at Unisa.
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He makes a difference

Appolinaire Djikeng, Academic Associate Professor in Unisa’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, has been awarded the International Nelson Mandela Justice Award by the UNESCO Centre for Peace. Read more

HE during Covid-19: Not business as usual

For Unisa's Prof David Hedding, lead author of a paper published in the latest issue of the South African Journal of Science, the biggest lesson that the higher education sector has had to learn from the pandemic disruptions has been the need for agility and flexibility in decision-making. Read more

And it's a "Science Oscar" win for…

Unisa congratulates research fellow Dr Vhahangwele Masindi, who received the TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher at the live-streamed gala event of the prestigious NSTF-South32 Awards. Read more

Urgent need to understand climate change

Prof Michael Antwi, recipient of the 2019 Unisa Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, says that farming communities need to realise the danger that weather variability poses, now and in the future. Read more

Marion Island's last ice age happened earlier than we thought. Why it matters

These findings are in stark contrast with the original world view that suggested the entire globe was at a maximum glaciated state around 20 000 years ago, says Unisa's Prof David Hedding. Read more

Two Unisans to 'walk' the red carpet at the Science Oscars

Vhahangwele Masindi and Leslie Brown have been recognised across four categories for the 2019/2020 NSTF-South32 awards. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the announcement of the winners will take place through a live-streamed gala event on 30 July 2020. Read more