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Call to facilitate research on Southern African mountain biodiversity
Maloti-Drakensberg is slap-bang in the middle of the Eastern Great Escarpment, which runs from the Eastern Cape, through Lesotho, right up to Limpopo and into Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique. This elevated mountain region has a profound effect on our weather systems, triggering warm Indian Ocean air to fall as... Read more
Passion for safety drives Boshof local to study further
29-year old Boshof local, Matlaleng Lebitsa, discovered her passion for health and safety (HSE) while shadowing her colleagues at Boshof Solar Power.   Having started work as a general worker, almost seven years ago, her interest in HSE was piqued and she is now pursuing her passion, a National... Read more
UFS receives prestigious CFA accreditation
The University of the Free State (UFS) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences was recently welcomed into the world’s largest association of investment professionals, the CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme. The CFA designation is globally recognised as the gold standard in the investment field. Accreditation by this respected source... Read more
UFS students to register online for 2022 studies
Students at the University of the Free State (UFS) will be registering online for their studies in 2022, with senior students being able to register from 17 to 31 January 2022.     As in 2021, the 2022 registration process will be fully online. This allows the institution to... Read more
UFS Council approves COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
The Council of the University of the Free State (UFS) carefully considered and approved a vaccination policy for the institution during its meeting on 26 November 2021. The aim of the COVID-19 Regulations and Required Vaccination Policy is to regulate access of staff, ad hoc contract workers, and students... Read more
Prof Philippe Burger appointed as Dean: Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at UFS
The Council of the University of the Free State (UFS) approved the appointment of Prof Philippe Burger as Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences for a five-year term during its quarterly virtual meeting on 26 November 2021. He is Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Poverty, Inequality and Economic Development, as... Read more
UFS to establish one of the most advanced Pharmacology research and development laboratories
The Department of Pharmacology at the University of the Free State (UFS) will establish one of the most advanced modern Pharmacology GLP-accredited research and development laboratories in the country, and possibly in the region, after receiving a grant of R58 million.  Prof Motlalepula Matsabisa, Director of Pharmacology, has received... Read more
Dr Udesh Pillay appointed as Director of UFS Business School
The University of the Free State (UFS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Udesh Pillay as Director of the UFS Business School. Dr Pillay was formerly Group Executive and Portfolio Head: Research, Innovation, and Built Environment Studies at the South African Local Government Association (SALGA).  He previously... Read more
UFS crowned 2021 Varsity Netball champions
After losing to Stellenbosch University in the opening round of Varsity Netball, the University of the Free State (UFS) kept the trust and smashed the same opponents eight days later to lift the trophy. The UFS netball team claimed their fourth crown – two more than any other team... Read more
UFS Institute for Groundwater Studies earns national accreditation
The Institute for Groundwater Studies (IGS) at the University of the Free State (UFS) is the leading groundwater research group in Africa on aspects related to fractured rock aquifers, industrial and mining contamination, groundwater governance, and groundwater resources.  In the more than four decades they have been in operation,... Read more

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