Universities

Institutions of higher education, universities offer both undergraduate and postgraduate education for students. Many students who pass Matric go on to study at one of the universities in South Africa or around the world, continuing their education. Some stop after their Bachelor's degree, while others go on to be awarded their Honours, Masters and Doctorates. Universities are an essential part of society, providing tertiary education to each new group of students and preparing them for demanding, skill-intensive jobs. Without universities, we would be without doctors, engineers and mathematicians, to name a few. Look below for news relating to universities, fees and registration, as well as the challenges facing tertiary education in South Africa.

The University of Cape Town (UCT)’s announcement of Professor Sue Harrison as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC): Research and Internationalisation means that, in what is a rare moment for higher education across the world, all four leaders in charge of the academic enterprise at the highest level of a university are female.

More than 50% of the University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) 2018–2019 graduate cohort are employed in South Africa’s private sector, with over 20% earning more than R20 000 a month.

Still unsure what to do with the coming year? SACAP's (The South African College of Applied Psychology) term 2 intake means it's not too late to advance your studies. Here are the options available to you.

In coming weeks, public universities and private institutions across South Africa will host a series of Open Days

Governments must create a policy and legal framework for businesses to invest to improve living standards of society and create jobs and grow economies, says Vuyani Jarana, CEO of South African Airways (SAA).

Students using Zaio – the UCT start-up that assists with building an information technology (IT) skills profile through coding – will experience a more streamlined offering now that the platform has adopted a fully automated way of doing business.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has expressed concern at media reports of non-payment of allowances for students at University of South Africa (UNISA).

The University of Cape Town (UCT) says it has moved up two places to reclaim its top 10 position in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, placing the institution among the top 100 universities in a total nine disciplines.

<p><a href="https://www.che.ac.za/media_and_publications/higher-education-monitor/hi...">High graduation</a> rates are essential for innovation in modern industrialised societies. 

University choices may feel like a distant priority for this year’s Matrics who are currently settling into the rhythm of their final year at school.

How can South African higher education institutions (HEIs) learn from and build on a hugely successful philanthropic capacity-building project, to address other challenges that they 

Local and international leaders in Higher Education are marking the completion of a 13-year, US$22,4 million capacity-building programme that has boosted the sustainability of many South African universities and contributed to new university infrastructure, staff, student and research funding, and bursaries. 

Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of Venda (Univen), Dr Bernard Nthambeleni says despite challenges facing the South African higher education sector, the university has continued to maintain and safeguard its teaching and learning spaces.

Producing graduates for the world of finance is an expensive, specialised and time-consuming business. Can universities keep pace with the requirements of a rapidly changing industry?

South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education announced a 2018 matric pass rate of <a href="https://www.education.gov.za/Newsroom/Speeches/tabid/950/ctl/Details/mid...">78.2%</a> in the first week of January as well as a number of other significant achievements.

Almost 50 years after submitting his Master of Laws (LLM) degree thesis and had it refused because it quoted a banned person, Professor Raymond Suttner

Discussions on universities role in achieving Africa’s Agenda 2063 has taken centre stage at the 6th Africa Higher Education Week and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Biennial Conference.

The student population at South African universities have changed dramatically in the last two decades. It’s now much more diverse in terms of age, race, culture, backgrounds, educational experience and academic potential.

 

One of Africa’s top academics on artificial intelligence will present an open lecture at UCT.

A Bachelor of Commerce also known as a BCom degree is a popular choice for students entering university for the first time.

There have been many developments in the higher education sector in past decades, notably a rise in the number of institutions from which prospective students can choose when considering their further education. 

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has quadrupled its donor income in five years to R64,9 million in 2017, grown the number of fundraising and development staff from six to eleven,

 

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the completion of phase 1 of an on-campus student residence at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) will go a long way in ensuring the safety of students.

According to the latest global ranking the University of Witwatersrand was rated as the top South African university this year.

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is reaping the benefits of an innovative, five year capacity development programme for university fundraisers. 

 

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