Faculties News

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…

NWU research entity looks into lifestyle diseases in Lokaleng village

On 28 November 2020 the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Lifestyle research entity in the Faculty of Health Sciences shared its research findings on the lifestyle of the Lokaleng village - situated only a few kilometres from the NWU’s Mahikeng Campus - with its community.

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.

NWU designers shine once again in major competitions

Students and graduates of the NWU’s Graphic Design subject group have again dazzled with numerous wins and nominations in the recent international Loerie Awards and national Pendoring Awards. They have also excelled in various other competitions.

Their impressive creativity and skills have shone especially bright in…

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…

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…

Help is needed for victims

Over the past five months there have been numerous stories in the media about victims being harassed, attacked and even murdered by their intimate partners. According to Statistics SA, the incidence of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa is five times higher than the global average.

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…

NWU partners with department to promote Indigenous Knowledge Act

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Centre has partnered with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) on a public awareness campaign on the Indigenous Knowledge Act and the Bio-cultural Protocol*. This Indigenous Knowledge Act focuses on the protection, promotion, management and development of…