Prof Peter Hesseling awarded for lifetime of service
Prof Peter Hesseling, former professor of Paediatric and Child Health at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), recently became the first African to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP). This award recognises the role the FMHS played in the establishment... Read more
Prof Samways’ new book casts light on insect conservation worldwide
Stellenbosch University’s Prof Michael Samways has penned a new 600-page book that provides both academic insights and practical guidelines on why and how insects are to be conserved globally. Prof Samways, respected by many as one of the founding fathers of the discipline of insect conservation, is a distinguished... 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
SU joins global university consortium
Stellenbosch University’s purposeful intention to join networks of world-leading research-focused universities, has just received a significant boost. The Assembly of Venice International University – a consortium of 19 universities from 15 countries on four continents with a common campus on the Island of San Servolo in Venice – recently... Read more
SU ranks among world’s best in subject trio
In the 2020 Times Higher Education World Rankings by subject released on 6 November, Stellenbosch University (SU) did particularly well in Education, Business & Economics, and Social Sciences. The institution’s rankings in these subjects were as follows: Education (measuring performance in education, teacher training and academic studies in education subjects)... Read more
Stellenbosch University’s research stature rises in global rankings
Stellenbosch University is making inroads into global research. For the third consecutive year the international citations to its research across multi-disciplines have increased markedly according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2020 that was released on 11 September in Zurich during the THE World... 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
SU researcher secures trilateral research chair
A prominent researcher at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU), associate professor Josephine Kaviti Musango, was recognised for her research when she was awarded one of only two research chairs in South Africa by a trilateral research chair initiative. Musango, of the Faculty’s School... Read more
Waste could be natural food preservatives
Large amounts of citrus and grape by-products that are normally treated as waste and generally disposed of in landfills could potentially be used in the production of natural food preservatives. This is one of the main findings of an interdisciplinary study at Stellenbosch University (SU). “Our research has shown... Read more