Promising local Covid-19 vaccine trial
Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the North-West University (NWU) jointly announced “very promising first results” from preclinical trials on a new Covid -19 vaccine candidate.  The WSU Medical School has a rich history of producing quality medical doctors and nurses for the South African health system. The NWU, on... Read more
NWU engineers and biokineticists brainstorm for 2024 Bionic Olympics
The North-West University’s (NWU’s) engineers and biokineticists are preparing to take on universities from around the world in the 2024 International Cybathlon, which will see athletes with physical disabilities competing to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems.  Prof Leenta Grobler, group leader in the medical device development... Read more
New discovery lands NWU researcher a spot in top science publication
When magnetic fields and long strokes of hot gas known as jets interact, the jets become bent. This is an important discovery and, for his contribution to it, Prof James O Chibueze has earned a space in the prestigious research publication Nature. An associate professor at the North-West University’s Centre... Read more
NWU – the home of tennis
The North-West University (NWU) will be home to a number of national and international tennis players during February. Last year the university was announced as the official venue for the week one and week two tennis tournaments of the Ilana Kloss international events. These tournaments form part of the... Read more
NWU Soccer Institute goalkeeper coach joins PSL team
North-West University (NWU) goalkeeper coach Thato Haraba has recently joined South Africa Premier Soccer League team Bloemfontein Celtic FC as a goalkeeper coach for the Free State-based outfit. Thato has been with the NWU Soccer Institute as a goal keeper coach since January 2020. He says the exposure gained... Read more
Accounting Sciences flies the NWU flag high
When it comes to academic excellence, the North-West University (NWU) prides itself on being the best. The School of Accounting Sciences recently added another feather to the university’s cap when the school walked away with four awards during the international Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Academic Partner Excellence... Read more
NW opens work opportunities for unemployed agricultural graduates
In a quest to facilitate entry and participation of young people in the agricultural sector, the North West Agriculture and Rural Development Department is calling on young and unemployed graduates to apply for contract posts within the department. The department said that the programme is part of the youth... Read more
NWU partners with department to promote Indigenous Knowledge Act
The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Centre has partnered with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) on a public awareness campaign on the Indigenous Knowledge Act and the Bio-cultural Protocol*. This Indigenous Knowledge Act focuses on the protection, promotion, management and development of indigenous knowledge in... Read more
NWU’s eye on the cosmos just become bigger
The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Astronomy Observatory now boasts a new, bigger and better telescope – the New Mahikeng Astronomy Telescope. The new telescope, manufactured by Planewave Instruments in the USA, has a 50 cm diameter which is significantly bigger than the older 41 cm Meade LX200 GPS telescope... Read more
Cyber Security Awareness at the NWU
The IT department at NWU recently launched a series of various online training sessions for staff and students at the university. Themes included Mobile Cyber Security, Remote working and Cyber Security and Phishing. The forty-five-minute sessions included a quiz at both the start and the end of the sessions. We were... Read more

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