Hundreds of graduates celebrate at UWC’s 2019 graduation
The University of the Western Cape conferred 16 doctorates, 74 master’s degrees, 10 honours degrees, 403 undergraduate degrees and 241 diplomas and certificates. In total, the University conferred just under 5 000 degrees, diplomas and certificates in 2019. During today’s ceremonies, UWC’s Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tyrone Pretorius, commented... Read more
SU’s extended degree programme opens doors for graduates
No less than 42 graduates whose academic potential had been unlocked thanks to the Extended Degree Programme (EDP) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU), received their qualifications at the University’s December 2019 graduation ceremonies this week. Of the 42 EDP graduates, 19 of... Read more
Senate committees propose SU adopts Global Research Code
Two Senate committees have recommended that Stellenbosch University (SU) formally adopts the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings ( at its next Senate meeting in November 2019. The Research Ethics Committee of Senate made this recommendation at its scheduled meeting last week (Friday 30 August 2019)... Read more
SU offers PG programmes in biomedical engineering
“The Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBE) at Stellenbosch University (SU) will offer its new postgraduate programmes from 2020,” says Prof Martin Nieuwoudt, Director of the IBE. “Biomedical engineering is a progressive and exciting field aimed at improving or solving health-related problems through multidisciplinary fields such as physics, mathematics, sciences... Read more
Nominations for new SU chancellor open soon
Nominations for a new chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU) are to open on 14 August 2019. An electoral college, consisting of members of Council, members of the Executive Committee of Senate and the President and the Vice-President of the SU Convocation, will meet on 25 September 2019 to vote... Read more
Former UWC vice-rector reveals secret
The University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) first Vice-Rector has finally revealed a secret he has kept for more than three decades. Professor Jaap Durand tricked the apartheid government into spending money for infrastructure at the University that was built to offer limited training for Coloureds only. But UWC... Read more
UWC leads by example in green revolution
The University of the Western Cape is no stranger to greening – it has thrice been crowned Africa’s Greenest Campus, and is the only South African University to be named among the top 200 universities in the world in the recent Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, measuring higher... Read more
UWC empowers with new academic English course
Students with English as a second language often struggle to write and present the academic side of the language properly at tertiary level – but that is set to be a thing of the past. The Department of Academic Development at UWC’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS)... Read more
Active youth needed for a better SA
The youth of South Africa need to be provided with opportunities to become active citizens in their communities, trained in volunteerism and supported by civil society, Government and business, in order to drive positive change in the country. ACTIVATE! Change Drivers is a national non-profit organisation in South Africa... Read more
UWC on alumni donation drive
During the month of August, The University of the Western Cape (UWC) Alumni Relations Office will embark on its 2019 UWC Alumni Phonathon to seek donations from the thousands of women and men who have walked the corridors of this historic institution. Public tertiary institutions relying solely on traditional... Read more