Research

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

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

Unisa joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

“Unisa Library and Information Services wishes to align itself with a credible and long-standing body that brings together communities and shares lessons learned,” explains Daisy Selematsela, Executive Director. “By making connections with other world-class organisations, we hope to apply these lessons to our own work in support of the university’s aims.” Read more

Tax researcher taking full advantage of grants

Sharon Smulders, an NRF-rated scholar and professor, says that her research makes a difference for SMMEs by ensuring that starting and running a small business is as easy and as simple as possible so that job creation in SA can thrive Read more

Unisa SBL military programme a 'restoration of hope'

The Graduate School of Business Leadership is holding a four-day security cluster seminar that is bringing together veterans and officers to situate their research within broader transformation plans resolving socio-economic issues in South Africa. Read more

Pandemic perspectives in an unequal society

At the 2020 Unisa Founders Lecture, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, Prof Adam Habib, shared insights on how Covid-19 political management exposed the vulnerabilities of the poor and worsened deep polarities in SA. Read more

Training the next generation of thinkers who question everything

It was an auspicious and historic occasion when Unisa launched the Thabo Mbeki African School of Public and International Affairs. The premier graduate school aims to advance public sector education and seeks to be a magnet of excellence in education, experiential learning and research. 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

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

Rattling the innovative space in ODeL

Professors Moeketsi Letseka, Mpine Makoe and Sindile Ngubane-Mokiwa have set up a doctoral consortium that aims to create a cohort of specialists that will boost and advance the whole agenda of Unisa being a leading open, distance and e-learning institution. Read more