Academic News

Two centres launched to foster academic excellence

By Steve Maphakathe

On Friday, 20 October, the Faculty of Education at the North-West University (NWU) launched the Centre for Higher Education Professional Development (CHEPD), and the Centre for African Language Teaching (CALT) – Setswana.

Clad in a variety of African cultural attires, distinguished…

Experts share insights on latest trends in human resource management

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management on the Vanderbijlpark Campus recently organised an Industry Day to expose students to human resource management in the workspace.

According to the event organiser, Zama Chacha, the event was aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers…

NWU and IAEA join forces to advance nuclear forensic science training

-NWU and IAEA collaborate to train students in nuclear forensic science

-The partnership will develop a Nuclear Crime Scene Management Laboratory

-The IAEA has recommended that each of its member states establish a national nuclear forensic library

In a significant step toward enhancing nuclear forensic science…

NWU honours virtuoso Prof Herman Hubert van der Spuy

The North-West University (NWU) has bestowed an honorary doctorate on Prof Herman Hubert van der Spuy for his exceptional contributions that have helped shape the South African musical landscape.

Prof Van der Spuy’s influence and contributions as an adjudicator, examiner and adviser at music institutions throughout South Africa earned…

Space biology will be a first for Africa

It will be a first for Africa: One innovative step by the North-West University (NWU) and one giant leap by the continent. The NWU’s Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is set to launch the research area SpaceBiology@NWU.

According to one of the project leaders, Prof Henk Bouwman, this multidisciplinary research area – which is…

Student Leadership Summit serves as guiding compass

The first-ever North-West University (NWU) Student Leadership Summit held on 6 October 2023 at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre witnessed the participation of more than 150 students representing various student leadership structures from all three campuses.

The theme, "Navigating your journey", served as a guiding…

Students and industry leaders talk about the future of accounting

The School of Accounting Sciences at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently brought together representatives from major accounting and audit firms and students to talk about the future of the accountancy profession in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

The event, led by senior lecturer and chartered…

Students and academic to show their mettle in China

Dr Japie Greeff, deputy director of the School of Computer Science and Information Systems at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus, will be leading four NWU students to take part in a BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) initiative in China.

The students will take part in two skills competitions and…

Workshops explore AI in higher education

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences and Centre for Teaching and Learning recently hosted two workshops on artificial intelligence (AI) and podcasting in teaching and learning on the Vanderbijlpark Campus.

The workshops were led by international guests Donald and Callum Clark.

Donald is…

Best poster award goes to NWU postdoctoral fellow

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the North-West University (NWU) is proud to share another achievement: Dr Ilzé Engelbrecht, a postdoctoral fellow at the Occupational Hygiene and Health Research Initiative (OHHRI), was awarded the Best Poster Award at a recent postdoctoral conference hosted by Stellenbosch University.

Dr Engelbrecht's…