Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

NWU PhD student presents exciting research to combat protein energy malnutrition

Adegboyega Taofeek Tope, a PhD student in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences of the North-West University (NWU), received the first prize in two thematic areas for the best oral presentation during the 21st Symposium of the International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF).

Traditional African astronomy opens up academic’s gaze

African people have been observing the stars and planets since ancient times and modern-day science is now paying close attention to the wealth of knowledge within traditional African astronomy.

NWU academic to explore possible research collaboration

The Covenant University in Nigeria invited Prof Masood Khalique, an academic in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, to present a series of lectures and to explore the possibility of research collaboration.

Physicist looks to the sun for stored power

Solar energy is an intermittent energy resource but can be stored for later use, says Prof Ashmore Mawire, principal researcher in the solar thermal energy group at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng.

NWU students head for Russia after winning nuclear energy video competition

Two honours students at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology, Koketso Kgorinyane and Pinkie Mereyotlhe, have been selected to visit Rosatom Nuclear Power Company in Russia for a week from 11 December 2017.

High school teacher is NWU's best science master’s student

High school teacher Mr Ofentse Porogo has been named the best science master’s student at the North-West University (NWU). At the university’s recent annual research awards ceremony, Ofentse received the coveted S2A3 bronze medal, presented to the best master's student in a scientific discipline.

Capacitating small-scale farmers is cattle project’s purpose

A 10-year-old partnership between the North-West University (NWU), Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is going strong, continuing to produce good results for small-scale farmers. Launched in 2007, the North West Nguni Cattle Development Project is the province’s contribution to the ongoing national drive to capacite small-scale farmers.

NWU alumna jets off to China

Refilwe Basimane, an alumna of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, has recently been awarded an international scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in nuclear science and technology at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Passion propels young NWU researcher from C1 to B1

Passion is not bound by gravity. It makes you excel where others merely succeed, and passion is what propelled Prof Stefan Ferreira of the North-West University's (NWU's) Centre for Space Research from a C1 to a B1 NRF rating.

NWU PhD student receives prize for best research journal

Sidwell Sihlangu, a PhD student from the North-West University`s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, received prize money to the value of R20 000 for the Best Researched Journal in Scientific Innovation at the recent Provincial Youth in Agriculture Awards (YAA) on 23 June 2017 in Wolmaranstad.