Academic News

Accounting Sciences flies the NWU flag high

When it comes to academic excellence, the North-West University (NWU) prides itself on being the best.

The School of Accounting Sciences recently added another feather to the university’s cap when the school walked away with four awards during the international Chartered Institute of…

NWU Career Centre: Save these dates

With more than 2 000 students attending the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Virtual Career Fairs in 2020, the Career Centre promises to pull out all the stops in 2021.

The centre will be hosting four virtual career fairs in March 2021.

What an inspiration!

Dr. Marli Dercksen was recently honoured with a special Woman Inspiration award for her work in metabolic diseases by the Federation  of Afrikaans Cultural Societies (FAK). Lets find out more about this remarkable woman.

Tell us a bit about when you were born and where you grew up…

North-West University honours its outstanding researchers

The NWU honoured the best of its best researchers and innovators during a virtual awards evening on 3 December 2020.

Many outstanding staff members were acknowledged at the event for achieving excellence in research during 2019, including researchers with new NRF ratings.

Prof Jan Van Romburgh is ready to serve

With over 16 years of service at the North-West University (NWU), Prof Jan van Romburgh has been appointed as the chief director of the North-West University Business School.

Prof Jan’s appointment is effective from 1 January 2021.  In his new role he is expected to harness the…

Passing away of the Queen Mother of the Royal Bafokeng nation

The North-West University (NWU) community is deeply saddened by the news of the passing away of the Queen Mother of the Royal Bafokeng nation, Semane Bonolo Molotlegi. Since the King of the Royal Bafokeng, Kgosi Leruo Tsekedi Molotlegi became the second chancellor of the NWU in 2009 (and served for two terms until 2019), a very strong working…

NWU Business School examines North West province’s response to Covid-19 crisis


On 24 November 2020 the North-West University (NWU) Business School hosted a webinar exploring how institutions in the North West Province – including provincial government departments and the NWU – responded to the Covid-19 crisis.

Three lecturers chosen as TAU fellows

Three North-West University (NWU) academics have been chosen for the South African Teaching Advancement at University (TAU) Fellowship Programme. It is a great honour to be selected by the TAU panel and confirms that the NWU’s academics have a well-deserved reputation for their expertise, hard work and dedication. The three lecturers who have…

NWU researcher helps uncover new data about Earth and the Milky Way

A new study has lifted the veil on some of the mysteries of the Milky Way. It has found that the Earth is moving faster than it used to and is nearly 2 000 light-years closer to the black hole in the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy. This is according to new data, documented over a period of 15 years, by the Japanese radio astronomy project, VLBI…

NWU Faculty of Health Sciences recognises excellence in research and innovation

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Health Sciences hosted its first-ever Research and Innovation Awards ceremony on 18 November 2020 to recognise the efforts and achievements of its faculty members. The faculty calculated the performance of researchers according to set criteria - not only calculating the number of outputs, but also…