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NWU’s Law Faculty assists rape survivors for Mandela Day

The Faculty of Law at North-West University (NWU) does not only provide quality legal education and undertake focused research, but is also involved in the community – as was the case in this year's Nelson Mandela Day project.

NWU students learn about the benefits of digitalisation

More than 1 000 North-West University (NWU) students from the Faculty of Engineering attended a recent lecture that was hosted by Siemens and ESTEQ on the campus in Potchefstroom

Cream of the crop network with industry

On 18 July 2018 a handful of the best engineering students from the North-West University (NWU) were selected to attend an exclusive networking event with members from Omnia Holdings, an international chemical manufacturing company.

Hundreds attend NWU Engineering Career Fair

The North-West University’s (NWU) Career Centre and the Faculty of Engineering recently hosted their annual Engineering Career Fair.

Easier treatment on the way for diabetes and some cancers

Imagine a world where diabetics no longer have to inject themselves and where radio-pharmaceutical drugs against certain types of cancer can be administered orally. These are some of envisaged outcomes of research at the North-West University’s Department of Science and Technology (DST)/NWU Pre-Clinical Drug Development Platform (PCDDP).

NWU is banking on a new method

Globally, banks are faced with ATM crimes, system security breaches and other types of fraud. These operational risks have to be carefully managed in order to minimise losses, with regulators requiring banks to set aside capital to safeguard themselves against unexpected losses that may occur. Many models have been developed to enable banks to calculate the amount of capital needed.

International researchers collaborate to understand unemployment

“No job, no food, please help.” These words on makeshift cardboard signs can be seen at every street corner on any given day in South Africa. With an unemployment rate of 26,7% in the first quarter of 2018, it comes as no surprise that South Africa is one of 20 nations with the highest unemployment figures in the world.

Talking export opportunities at the Agbiz Congress 2018

With populations expanding in many parts of the world and rapid urbanisation straining countries’ resources, the need for food and food security has never been so great. While this has created enormous opportunities for farmers in many parts of the world, including South Africa, our agricultural sector is facing significant challenges – not least of which is the uncertainty surrounding land reform in the country and encroaching climate change, which is affecting annual yields and the growth potential of the sector.

National Science Week: Deepening our democracy through science

The North-West University (NWU) will host various National Science Week (NSW) activities in Potchefstroom from 30 July to 4 August 2018.

NWU academic speaks at international law conference

Prof Melvin Mbao, an academic in the Faculty of Law at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, attended and delivered a paper at the 7th Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy that was held in Singapore from 24 to 25 June 2018.