Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

NWU women shine at prestigious science awards

North-West University (NWU) women continue to shine during Women’s Month and their extraordinary achievements do not go unnoticed.

NWU women are finalists for prestigious science awards

While celebrating Women’s Month and in particular South African women’s extraordinary achievements, two young women researchers of the North-West University (NWU) who, are excelling in their fields, have been announced finalists for the prestigious South African Women in Science Awards (SAWiSA).

Xena and this fish parasite have much in common

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Xena the warrior princess dominated television screens all over the world. She was known for her strong personality and loved for her feistiness and fighting ability.

Global warming is fuelling global inequality

Poor countries are becoming poorer as a result of global warming and more intense heat waves in the future will widen the inequality gap.

Inaugural lecture traces operational research back to World War II

Operational research (OR) is modern and highly sophisticated but its origins can be traced back to 1939 when the Royal Air Force began expanding the range of radar.

Mahikeng Astronomical Observatory hosts NASSP Winter School

Mahikeng Astronomical Observatory (MAO) of the North-West University (NWU) is hosting the annual Winter school of the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) from 28 June to 6 July 2019.

Workshop teaches reliable data collection on land use

Accurate data collection is one of the most crucial elements of research and the North-West University (NWU) has always prided itself on the excellent quality of its research.

Major funding awarded to large-scale collaborative projects at NWU

“In this period of economic austerity, governments are forced to cut their spending and budgets in order to remain financially viable or sustainable. Universities are therefore more and more challenged to find alternative means to meet the growing demands of financial resources to fulfil the academic project.”

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.