Research

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

Join the Future at CGS

The new website for the College of Graduate Studies invites Unisa postgrads to become members of a research-focused college and users of a resourceful student-centred website. "We aspire to be unique and this website gives us that sense of uniqueness," says Prof Lindiwe Zungu, CGS Executive Dean. Read more

Committed to find solutions to collective challenges

"The pandemic has shown us just how crucial the role of research is, and what can be achieved through collaboration - between scholars and between universities and trade and industry," said the VC at Unisa's virtual business roundtable engagement. Read more

Play your part in curbing road tragedy

As the festive season looms, Prof Ashley van Niekerk from Unisa's Institute for Social and Health Sciences reminds South Africans that alcohol intoxication continues to be the leading factor of road accidents locally and globally. He says general vigilance is required for both daylight and night-time driving.
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The road to transform higher education

Unisa provides a platform for critical reflection and intellectual engagement in this year's Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair lecture, delivered by Prof Muxe Nkondo. "We need a just economy that integrates rural and urban communities... rethinking the role of universities of science and technology in redressing regional imbalances as part of the development of smart cities in rural areas." Read more

Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library design unveiled

Former President and Unisa Chancellor Thabo Mbeki and esteemed Pan-African architect Sir David Adjaye took to the stage to showcase the planned space of excellence, learning, research, discourse, and cultural exchange predicated on the African perspective—and the first carbon-neutral building on the continent. Read more

Unisa professional staff making their research visible

Publishing in accredited journals is a significant milestone in scholarship. Why? Because new knowledge is disseminated to other scholars globally, which, in turn, contributes to the advancement of scientific information and application. Ask Dr Lesiba Ledwaba Read more

Trailblazer in nano to lighten the electricity load

Boitumelo Mafalo Mabakachaba, a research student in the UNESCO–Unisa Africa Chair in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, focuses on the development of energy-saving and power-efficient materials at nanoscale in response to the tremendous increase in energy consumption and the need for small and compact electronic devices. Read more

Wooc-hoo! Get (or create) that dream job

Unisa’s College of Graduate Studies believes that students should know how to market their acquired skill sets on social platforms. So its first WhatsApp Open Online Course will prepare postgrads and staff to be certified Facebook Marketing Associates by giving them access to rich course content, quizzes, mentors, and study groups. 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