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.

Universities operate in a changing, challenging environment ‒ and this requires strong leaders who are ready to explore and adopt innovative funding models, with a particular focus on philanthropy.

Social prejudice, family and education were just a few of the topics discussed at Stellenbosch University Museum’s screening of As We See It, a documentary about living with albinism in South Africa.

The university degree is becoming obsolete according to Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.

President Zuma will release the Heher Report into the feasability of free higher education later this week, but details of the findings have already been leaked to the media.

According to Reabetsoe Buys, counselling psychologist at Monash South Africa, ten things that are important to consider when choosing a campus for your tertiary studies include:

UCT receives funding from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for research to map all cells in a human body.

So, you got your undergraduate degree, wrote essays, read articles, and drank a lot of cappucinos. Now you’re a postgraduate, doing your honours coursework or maybe even a research masters degree through thesis alone; or you’re in that rare zone, the Ph.D or doctoral research.

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) celebrated the second graduating class of both tracks of its two Master programmes earlier today. 47 students from across the African continent have received their diplomas during a ceremony at the University of Tlemcen.

More than 10 of the world’s top universities - including Harvard, MIT, New York University, Columbia, Cornell and Princeton – have set up shop at Crawford College in Sandton in a quest to identify top matriculants to join their programmes in 2018.

Discrimination on the basis of albinism was one of the issues addressed at a screening and discussion of the documentary As We See It at Stellenbosch University Museum on Thursday 28 September.



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