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Faculties News

Grooming future engineers

In an effort to educate learners about the different fields of engineering, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering is hosting a four-day Engineering Week from 1 to 4 October.

NWU’s solar car fuels inspiration among youth

Two birds with one stone: celebrating the North-West University’s (NWU’s) solar car’s success, and investing in our leaders of tomorrow.

EWP: Changing the face of entrepreneurship in South Africa

It is a proven fact that investing in female entrepreneurs results in job creation, new sources of revenue and innovative contributions to community.

NWU parasitologist awarded for research excellence

Edward Netherlands is an inspiring researcher who is continuously challenging the boundaries of existing scientific knowledge. His most recent accolade vests him as one of the country’s most productive and innovative young male researchers.

Cannabis judgment paves way for research development

The global discourse around cannabis prohibition has gained significant momentum over the course of the last 15 years. This is largely due to a growing realisation of the need for reform.

Phoenix rises at the NWU

From the ashes of Naledi a Phoenix rises. The North-West University’s (NWU’s) new solar car from the Faculty of Engineering, Phoenix, is fluffing its feathers to spread its wings during the Sasol Solar Challenge that starts on 22 September in Pretoria and ends in Stellenbosch.

The impact of a second chance

A second chance in life is not destined for everyone, and when it comes across your way, you have to grab it with both hands and make the best of it. This is exactly what 33 young people at the North-West University's (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering did when they enrolled in  the Xcel programme at the beginning of the year.

International centre will fight neuromuscular diseases

The North-West University (NWU) will play a prominent role in establishing a new International Centre for Genomic Research in Neuromuscular Disease, and South Africa’s participation in this virtual centre. The centre will bring scientists, academics and clinicians from six nations in four continents together in the fight against neuromuscular diseases.

NWU astronomers play a role in bid to host first General Assembly of IAU in Africa

The 32nd General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) will be hosted on African soil for the first time in 2024 with the help from two astronomers of the North-West University (NWU).

Research explores preferences of game meat eaters

Earlier this year, Statistics SA stated that over six million South Africans are currently unemployed. With the country’s current economic climate resulting in shrinking opportunities for formal employment, more and more South Africans are turning to entrepreneurship.