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.

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. 

 

Media reports concerning the alleged 'mismangement' of funds by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) surfaced over the weekend.

Introducing more skilled employees into the economy is an important path to development for many middle income countries.

The University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Law has received confirmation of full accreditation for its LLB programme by the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has reminded first year students, who have qualified to get a bursary from the NSFAS, to ensure that they have signed their agreements by 31 July 2018.

South African trusts, foundations, corporations and individuals are donating more to local universities than ever before – but the vast majority of funding is still being channelled to so-called traditional higher education institutions.

It is relatively rare for a young person to leave school knowing on their own exactly what they want to do next

Universities in many parts of the world are buckling under multiple financial, societal and political demands. This has led to increasingly loud calls for what are called “enhanced efficiencies” – a term drawn from the business world

Graduations are celebrations, but few realise the struggles that many students face in getting across the finish line.

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) in Algeria contributes to promoting higher education and applied research

As a young black woman the new Vice Chancellor of UCT, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, recently made headlines for being chosen to lead one of the most prestigious universities in the country.

There’s a great deal of comfort to be had in the idea that success at university is primarily or exclusively the result of a student’s hard work. All that’s needed is for students to do their best and fairness will prevail. Students who don’t apply themselves will fail. End of story.

Leaving home to study for the first time is an exciting event filled with anticipation. This transitional period in one’s life is filled with new experiences, as well as a lot more freedom and financial responsibility.

Thousands of university students are getting ready to tackle the 2018 academic year as public universities open their doors for learning.

The University Museum in Stellenbosch (Sasol Art Museum) invites schools to participate in the Access to Visual Arts programme, which is funded by the National Arts Council.

The University of South Africa (UNISA) will re-open its applications for the 2018 academic year for first-time entering undergraduate students.

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