Teaching and Learning

Research and Innovation Week shines spotlight on impactful research

The North-West University (NWU) is showcasing its impactful research projects and programmes during its biennial Research and Innovation Week.

This year’s theme is “Research and innovation for sustainable impact”. The event is taking place from 18 to 22 September.

Research and Innovation Week is organised by the NWU’s Research Support department, in collaboration with faculties. They also use the event to conduct roadshows across campuses, taking research support services to the users.

Submitted on Mon, 09/11/2023 - 10:37

Ensuring access to education is our imperative

How do we go about breaking the prevailing cycle of economic disparities and a lack of social cohesion, while promoting active citizenship, innovation and development as well as human capital development? By ensuring access to quality education for as many of our citizens as possible – which is part of the mission of the North-West University (NWU).

Submitted on Thu, 08/24/2023 - 14:47

Qualified nurses are a priority

The lack of qualified nurses is placing a stranglehold on the public health sector in South Africa, but through its commitment to bettering the lives of all South Africans, the North-West University (NWU) is helping to loosen this suffocating grip.

A recent study by the South African Nursing Council (SANC) estimates that there is only one nurse for every 218 patients in the country, with a need for tens of thousands more.

Submitted on Thu, 08/24/2023 - 14:40

Colombian ambassador visits NWU to talk about the role of gender in society

There are too many misconceptions about the role that gender plays in society. This is the opinion expressed by the Honourable Ambassador Maria Del Rosario Mina Rojas of Colombia during her visit to the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) on 18 August.

In an interactive session the Honourable Ambassador Mina Rojas delivered an address titled “The role that gender plays in society and the impact it has on traditional gender norms”, which elicited not only acclaim, but also interest from staff and students alike.

Submitted on Wed, 08/23/2023 - 15:05

UNESCO chair continues on its journey of opening doors to education

A key United Nations agency has shown its confidence in the North-West University (NWU) by relaunching the Chair on Multimodal Learning and Open Educational Resources for a second term of four years.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has approved the NWU’s submission for a renewal of the chair, which was initially awarded to the university in 2019. The chair was relaunched in June.

Submitted on Mon, 07/31/2023 - 15:05

NWU's transformative facing race week with deputy vice-chancellor

On 20 July 2023, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus hosted the "Facing Race Week" event to promote meaningful conversations about racial equality and understanding.

Professor Robert Balfour, the deputy vice-chancellor for teaching and learning, was the driving force behind this transformative week at the university. His speech sought to challenge prevalent viewpoints, bridge divides, and ignite a collective commitment to constructing a more inclusive and equitable society.

Submitted on Thu, 07/27/2023 - 12:56