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
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 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
Citrus, grape by-products could be used to preserve food
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
Researcher looks at ticks, fleas that bug African penguins
Dr Marcela Espinaze from Stellenbosch University (SU) knows more than the average person about the ticks and fleas that are naturally part of an African penguin’s life. It’s because penguin parasites have been part and parcel of the 36-year old Chilean veterinarian’s life for the past four years. She... Read more
Mother encouraged top graduate from Ghana
“You never really grow if you continue staying in your comfort zone,” are the philosophical words of Kwame Donkor (29) from Ghana who hasn’t seen his family in over two years since he began his academic career at Stellenbosch University (SU). Donkor is among the more than 3 000... Read more
SA plunges in gender wage equality
Eradicating the gender pay gap will make a significant contribution to the transformation of the South African economy by improving workplace equality and alleviating poverty and financial vulnerability that particularly affects women – and corporate board directors and investors have a key role to play. The 2018 World Economic... Read more
SU’s first three trailblazers graduate with an MSc in food, nutrition security 
Alison Barr, Hlanzeka Mpanza and Anja Lategan will forever go down in the annals of Stellenbosch University (SU) as trailblazers. They are the first three students to graduate with an MSc degree in Food and Nutrition Security from the institution after the programme was first launched in 2017. Mpanza... Read more