Unit for Continuing Education a constant in providing upskilling opportunities

Time is a commodity that does not enjoy equal distribution. What time you have should be optimised, especially in a fast-paced world where the continuous evolution of one’s skills is necessary to stay relevant in the workplace. We live in a world where stagnation is detrimental to our futures. This is where the Unit for Continuing Education (UCE) at the North-West University (NWU) serves to bridge the gap between where we currently are, the time at our disposal and where we want to be.

Submitted on Wed, 03/08/2023 - 15:11

NWU: Empowering our communities

The North-West University (NWU) is committed to bettering the lives of the communities that we serve, and we are proud of our investment in our local communities to aid in their health, prosperity and development. The NWU is a unitary institution that has campuses in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark.

Submitted on Tue, 01/17/2023 - 09:27

NWU has reached capacity – no walk-in students allowed during registration of first-year students

The North-West University (NWU) will not allow persons who did not qualify for admission, did not receive an offer to study at the NWU or who applied late to enter its campuses to enrol as so-called walk-ins during the registration period for first-year students in 2023.

The NWU has reached full capacity for its 2023 intake, with no extra places available. Close to 200 000 applications were received, of which only 11 662 could be accommodated in terms of our approved enrolment targets.

Submitted on Tue, 01/17/2023 - 09:10

NWU celebrates its exponents of excellence

The North-West University (NWU) celebrated its torchbearers of excellence ― one of the university’s core values ― during the university’s Excellence Awards for 2021/2022.

The prestigious awards ceremony took place on 24 November at Snowflake in Potchefstroom.

During the event, the NWU honoured the best-of-the-best academics across the three legs of the university’s core business: teaching and learning, research and innovation, and community engagement.

Submitted on Fri, 11/25/2022 - 09:18

NWU among the most committed towards environmental and social change

Universities have a pivotal role to play in finding solutions to pressing environmental and social questions. The latest ranking by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) agency places the North-West University (NWU) among the top global and local universities when it comes to environmental and social sustainability.

QS ranked the NWU in the overall 281 to 300 categories out of 700 of the best global institutions from 71 locations. The NWU is placed among the top seven South African universities in both the social and environmental impact categories of the ranking.

Submitted on Thu, 10/27/2022 - 16:24

NWU ranked among top local universities in South Africa

The North-West University (NWU) remains among the top local universities as is evident in the latest World University Rankings by Times Higher Education (THE).

According to the THE, the NWU is among the top six universities in South-Africa. The ranking agency released the rankings for their 2023 cycle on 12 October. It places the NWU in the 601 to 800 category.  

Submitted on Thu, 10/13/2022 - 13:30

NWU donors beseeched to help address the current inadequate funding structure to support postgraduate studies

There is an urgent need to address the problem of inadequate funding for postgraduate studies in South Africa. This was the recurring consensus during the recent North-West University (NWU) donor event held in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Submitted on Fri, 10/07/2022 - 14:42

NWU - One university; one symbol – what do you envision?

As part of demonstrating our commitment to transform and position the NWU as a unitary institution of superior academic excellence, with a commitment to social justice, the NWU Council has established the NWU Public Artwork Selection Committee (NWU PASC) to embark upon a process to find a new unitary symbol in the form of creative artwork.

Submitted on Thu, 09/15/2022 - 09:19

NWU’s Vanderbijlpark Campus honours administrative professionals

The North-West University's (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently celebrated Administrative Professionals' Day 2022 in recognition of the important contribution that administrative professionals make each year in the workplace.

The event held at the Small Lapa saw secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals from the different faculties, departments and divisions being treated to a full breakfast. 

Submitted on Thu, 09/08/2022 - 15:35