Innovative new SU module promotes diversity among students
“Both in South Africa and at Stellenbosch University, we come from a divided past, which makes it vital for our teaching and curricula to be designed to cater for our students’ diverse histories and different experiences of gender, culture, language and religion.” This is the hope and objective of... Read more
Research suggests dogs lower blood pressure in humans
  ​Apart from providing unconditional acceptance and love, animal–human interaction also offers health benefits, such as the potential to lower your blood pressure. That’s according to Dr Marieanna le Roux, lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University (SU) and collaborator of the non-profit organisation Pets as Therapy (PAT). PAT... Read more
Undergraduate Diploma in Sustainable Development
A new diploma in sustainable development aims to address one of our great challenges: the creation of a new generation of responsible entrepreneurs who understands the world we live in, and have the skills and values to equip them for action in a complex world. Introduced in January this... Read more
Medical student lives out her cricket dream
The fact that Laura Wolvaardt is currently living out her dream by walking onto the field as an opening bowler of the South African women’s cricket team doesn’t mean that she has abandoned her other great dream – to qualify as a doctor. Laura started studying at the Faculty... Read more
University and Municipality join forces to save water
The collaboration between the Municipality and University has resulted in substantial water savings in Stellenbosch, while these two institutions are also determined to reduce water consumption even further despite the recent rains. This was the message at the Rector-Mayor Forum at its meeting last week . The... Read more
FMHS opens a ‘library of the future’
“It feels like a space full of success stories waiting to happen. Thank you for creating it for us.” This comment about the new Medicine and Health Sciences library was made by a Stellenbosch University student and retold by Ilana van Niekerk, the chairperson of the Tygerberg Academic Affairs... Read more
SU academics sharpen their science voices at Conversation workshop
Thirty Stellenbosch academics, all keen to sharpen their popular science writing skills, participated in a workshop hosted at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) on 22 May 2018. Two members of the editorial team at ‘The Conversation Africa‘, Shallan Govender (copy chief) and Candice Bailey... Read more
Doctoral candidate in English Department wins 2018 Ingrid Jonker Prize
Mrs Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese has won the 2018 Ingrid Jonker Prize for her debut poetry collection, Loud and Yellow Laughter. The prize is given in alternate years to the best debut poetry collection in English or Afrikaans. “Winning the Ingrid Jonker Prize is an honour. It is a significant literary acknowledgement and... Read more
SU launches first data centre in SA focused on democracy
The first data centre focused on democracy research and the development of Social Sciences in South Africa will be launched by Stellenbosch University’s Transformation Research Unit in May.  The launch will take place today (08 May) at Wits University and at Stellenbosch University (SU) on 10 May. According to Prof... Read more
Alcohol, illegal drugs can trigger self-harm
​If you use substances like alcohol and illegal drugs, you are at a greater risk of engaging in self-harm and other forms of suicidal behaviour, which are serious public health problems in South Africa. This is one of the findings of a recent study conducted at Stellenbosch University (SU)... Read more