College of Graduate Studies

Online modules set to shape futures of postgrads

The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated the need for an aggressive overhaul of M&D research support and a non-negotiable emphasis on the development of innovative virtual teaching options that follow the physical distance restrictions that now exist, says Unisa's Prof Lindiwe Zungu. Read more

Unisa students get a major boost on data and connectivity

30GB per month for two months from mid-May to mid-July 2020 is up for grabs in a ground-breaking partnership between the university and MTN. Read more

It's all systems go for Unisa's online examinations

Harnessing its expertise and vast experience as a pioneer in ODeL, Unisa is enabling its students to proceed with the 2020 academic year by means of alternative assessment formats in May/June, including online examinations. Read more

Driving the agenda of zero harm in mining and minerals sectors

Unisa and the MQA are on a discovery journey to engage stakeholders on health and safety issues in the Mining and Minerals Sector. "We need to look at where we are now and where we have been," says Prof Lindiwe Zungu, Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. Read more

Striving for excellence in research

Unisa's Associate Professor David Hedding is one of the recipients of the 2019 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research and is also a member of the celebrated Million Rand Club. Read more

Diplomat wife honoured at Unisa's graduations in Ethiopia

Unisa made it possible for diplomatic spouses to have their own careers by studying in foreign countries. Read more

Unisa researcher exploring the universe through astronomy and astroparticle physics

South Africa is host to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, located in the Karoo, the place of birth for Lerothodi Lapula Leeuw, an astrophysics professor at Unisa’s College of Graduate Studies (CGS). Read more

Start by fixing boys and men, to fix society

What are we to do when daily news reports are about fathers killing their children, women being physically abused by their partners and learners being beaten by teachers as a corrective action to improve bad behaviour? Read more

Expanding access to higher education

The inaugural lecture of Prof Mpine Makoe, Institute for Open Distance Learning, entitled 'Reinvigorating openness: Trends and futures for open education practices', took place on 14 October 2019. Read more

Iconic South African women honoured at Unisa

Unisa, in collaboration with the Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute, hosted the "Bring Her Up: Women of Firsts Awards" to celebrate women icons in different spheres, and to promote and preserve excellence in the country. Read more