UFS trumps SAICA’s national average pass rate
Students from the University of the Free State (UFS) School of Accountancy achieved an 84.2% pass rate compared to the national average of 76.2% during the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) examination facilitated by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). A total of 64 out of 76... Read more
CUT partners with the acclaimed MIT
In July  2019, CUT hosted Prof Hazel Sive of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who led a workshop on Educating with Problem-Solving Approaches under the auspices of MIT-Africa Initiative. This initiative is part of collaborative projects between CUT and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA that will... Read more
Ntsababa appointed as UFS registrar
Nikile Ntsababa took up the position of Registrar at the University of the Free State (UFS) on 1 May 2019. His appointment was approved by the UFS Council during its quarterly meeting on 15 March 2019. “Mr Ntsababa is an experienced and knowledgeable university registrar with 10 years of... Read more
Water quality focus for UFS international summer school
Water is a basic resource upon which communities rely for their health, well-being, and economic development and growth. Many countries struggle with the negative consequences of poor surface-water quality, which may threaten their food security and livelihoods. The Centre for Environmental Management at the University of the Free State... Read more
SA tourism alive with opportunities
Young people from across the country will get to see what’s available in tourism careers when the National Tourism Careers Expo starts later this month. The careers expo was launched on Thursday in Virginia, Free State, in partnership with the Department of Tourism and the provincial Department of Economic,... Read more
Young researchers highlight biodiversity of Golden Gate at international colloquium
Jacob Mabena, Dineo Modise, and Zama Shandu are some of the young and brightest researchers on the Qwaqwa Campus. This was confirmed when their posters, summarising their research, were selected as the best during the Afromontane Research Unit Colloquium. Study beneficial to livestock farmers in Golden Gate  Mabena’s poster was... Read more
Top PhD graduates hailed for excellent research in development and historical studies
The Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development and the International Studies Group celebrated its PhD graduates on 26 June 2017. The four graduates were joined by their PhD promoters Prof Ian Phimister and Prof Melanie Walker, the dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, and... Read more
Nuclear medicine on the forefront of cancer research
The field of nuclear medicine in South Africa and the rest of the world are expanding rapidly due to the development of hybrid cameras and new radiopharmaceuticals. These developments have a huge impact on the diagnosis and therapy of cancer. The most advanced of these cameras, Positron emission tomography... Read more
UFS language department ramps changes for students
A new curriculum, exciting third-year seminars, and a transition to continuous assessment. These are some of the changes made by the Department of English at the University of the Free State (UFS) over the past few years. The department, which also boasts four National Research Foundation (NRF) researchers, did this to tailor the... Read more
Young language Einstein set for Europe
German, French, English and even Latin are just a few of the languages known by Kovsies’ own language guru, Willem Carel Brink. This arty junior lecturer and 2015 senate and dean’s medal recipient at the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French at the University of the Free State (UFS)... Read more