Internationalisation is a top strategic priority for the North-West University (NWU). This practice not only improves quality of education, but also enhances knowledge transformation and acquisition, the mobilisation of talent in support of global research and the enhancement of the curriculum with international content.
The North-West University’s (NWU’s) first Biennial Research and Innovation conference promises to be an event like no other. The conference is for researchers, by researchers and with researchers, and is a brand-new highlight on the NWU’s calendar.
The voluntary turnover rate of academics ranges between 41 and 63% and at least 6 000 new academics are required to replace retiring academics within the next five years.
On a dusty street of a village in the North West Province a group of 12-year-olds are cheering each other on as they play kgati, an indigenous game using a skipping rope. As the game intensifies one of them hears her grandmother shouting from the kitchen, requesting her to go to their ward counsellor’s house and ask if social grants will be paid the following day.
Meet Faith Sibiya and Carl Thomson. They are two typical varsity students. Faith is an eccentric foot-dragger and always finds an excuse to do that really important assignment… tomorrow. Carl, on the other hand, is an inattentive fusspot. In less than six months’ time, both of them have to set foot in the world of work.
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