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NWU Nursing Sciences participates in Tirisano Training Programme

Twenty final-year students and staff members from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Nursing Sciences took part in the Tirisano Training Research Programme (TTP) from 25 to 28 June 2018 at the Indaba Hotel.

NWU to host biochemists for international conference

The North-West University (NWU) will host the 26th biennial conference of the South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB) in conjunction with the Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FASBMB) from 8 to 11 July.

Listen if you want to fully understand autism

“The ability to listen is essential for professionals and healthcare providers if they want to fully understand and support people living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. By listening, professionals will be able to distribute the right information in specific situations to better the lives of individuals living on the ASD spectrum.”

Engineering week 2018 kicks off

It’s all systems go as the annual engineering week on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Potchefstroom has started. This event targets South African high school learners from Grade 10 to 12, and is running from 3 to 5 July 2018.

Work addiction is a reality in the 21st century

Organisational interventions should aim to help young adults and managers to suppress and inhibit workaholic tendencies and maintain a positive work-life balance. This is what Prof Cecelie Schou Andreassen from the University of Bergen in Norway said during a guest lecture hosted by the Optentia research focus area on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark.

BMI: industry directed research prepares students for world of work

Each year master’s students from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences’ Centre for Business, Mathematics and Informatics (BMI) conduct a first semester group research project. This project aims to prepare the students for their second semester individual industry directed research projects.

SA’s banking sector to utilise NWU’s operational risk model

A new methodology for determining economic capital for operational risk was recently proposed by the North-West University’s (NWU’S) Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics (BMI). This model was subsequently successfully introduced to the South African financial services sector and is now being implemented by Absa as part of their operational risk processes.

NWU academic elected as fellow in World Council for Psychotherapy

Prof Erhabor Idemudia, a North-West University (NWU) academic in the Faculty of Humanities in the campus in Mahikeng, has recently been elected into the fellowship of the World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP) for his outstanding services to the science and profession of psychotherapy.

International research collaboration examines microbial ecosystem of active fault zone in SA

The North-West University’s Centre for Water Science and Management (CWSM) recently joined an international research team that will focus on the microbial ecosystem of an active fault zone in South Africa.

Focus area for Chemical Resource Beneficiation goes from strength to strength 

The Chemical Resource Beneficiation (CRB) research focus area in the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is going from strength to strength.