‘People must be at the centre of what we do’
The Joint National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) research projects have awarded a R500 000 research grant to a team led by Dr Thulisile Mphambukeli, the principal investigator (PI).  Within the parameters of the theme of social justice, sustainable development, and quality of life,... Read more
Librarian Ronet Vrey invests in students’ academic journeys
She is affectionately called ‘Tannie Ronet’ by the dozens of students coming her way, and Faculty of Education librarian Ronet Vrey would not have it any other way. While Vrey loves to remain behind the scenes, her passion for students makes her a big hit with every student crossing... Read more
SU co-leads groundbreaking TB research project
Professor Samantha Sampson, a senior researcher with the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics at Stellenbosch University, is one of three eminent researchers who has received an award from the American National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on therapies aimed at the eradication of tuberculosis. The research... Read more
EMS faculty successful recipient of Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme
The Department of Business Management within the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is one of four successful recipients of the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP), which aims to recruit honours graduates who demonstrate academic ability and express an early interest in the possibility of an academic career.   “The NESP is a mechanism... Read more
5 post-doctoral fellows awarded prestigious African humanities scholarships
An unprecedented total of five post-doctoral fellows from the University of the Free State’s International Studies Group (ISG) have recently heard the good news that they’ve been selected for the prestigious African Humanities Programme (AHP) presented by the American Council of Learned Studies. The programme is funded by the... Read more
Five UFS postdoctoral fellows benefit from Carnegie funded scholarships
An unprecedented total of five postdoctoral fellows from the University of the Free State’s International Studies Group (ISG) recently heard the good news that they have been selected for the prestigious African Humanities Programme (AHP), presented by the American Council of Learned Societies. The programme is funded by the well-known Carnegie Corporation of New... Read more
ACCA Accredits UFS Accountancy Programmes
The quality of the following University of the Free State (UFS) Accountancy programmes is internationally recognised, as it has been accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) after a thorough review of the modules offered: • Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)• Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Accounting (BComHons in Accounting)•... Read more
National honour for Kovsie football director
An honour, but also a stern test, says Godfrey Tenoff on his appointment as the head coach of the South African student men’s soccer team. According to Tenoff, the head of soccer at KovsieSport, this is the highest coaching position of his career. At the University of the Free State, he... Read more
Kovsie students recognised by national quantity surveying organisation
The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) plays a vital role in the building industry in South Africa and aims to advance and promote the science and practice of Quantity Surveying and cognate matters in the country. University of the Free State (UFS) second-year Quantity Surveying students, Daniela... Read more
UFS Mental Health Student Toolkit a winning formula
With the vision to promote, enable, and optimise students’ self-direction, the University of the Free State (UFS) Student Counselling and Development (SCD) launched the first edition of the UFS Mental Health Student Toolkit on Friday, 23 August 2019 – in an effort to assist students in coping with challenges they... Read more

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