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Autism Symposium spotlights experiences of people with autism

In a little over a month, the Institute of Psychology and Wellbeing at the North-West University (NWU) and Autism South Africa (A;SA) will host their fourth Autism Symposium.

Hunting generates most profit for game farmers

When it comes to game farming, hunting and breeding yield the highest production output and highest capital layout, but also generate the most profit. This was the findings of a ground-breaking study that the North-West University’s (NWU) Tourism Research in Economics, Environs and Society (TREES) recently conducted on game farming.

Students represent NWU at meeting with Nobel Laureates

Few scientific gatherings are as prestigious as the famous annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Two students from the North-West University (NWU) have the honour of being chosen to attend the 2019 event.

NWU’s astrophysicists help unlock secrets of the universe

The high-energy astrophysics group at the Centre for Space Research at the North-West University (NWU) is playing an important role in key science programmes at the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) that will be built in Chile.

NWU Mafikeng: EWP gala event celebrates female entrepreneurs

The inaugural gala event of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Enterprising Women Programme as on the campus in Mahikeng was a night of glitz and glamour. The event, reminiscent of the Oscars of Entrepreneurship, was recently hosted in the capital of the North West province.

Applause for UARM graduates

The Centre for Applied Risk Management (UARM) celebrated the academic success of seven of its master’s students during the recent graduation ceremony on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark.

Student explores the rural economics of herbal cosmetics

Imagine having a skin problem – could be a blemish, rash or an unsightly pimple. Now, imagine walking to your garden or a nearby forest to find plants to prepare a lotion or ointment, rather than buying an expensive product.

A balancing act: passion for sports and academic studies

Is it possible to balance a successful academic career with a passion for sport? In short: yes. The sky is the limit for focused and dedicated athletes, and with the right attitude, a person can achieve great things in more than one area.

Game of Thrones does not play by the rules

Game of Thrones breaks all the rules of film making. That is why it is such a huge success. “There are rules and laws of film making that you have to abide by, unless you want to create a specific effect,” says Phil Pretorius from the School of Communication Studies on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark.

BMI celebrates 21 years of collaboration with Absa

The Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics® (BMI) at the North-West University (NWU) and Absa recently celebrated their successful collaboration of more than 21 years.