UK & USA Vice-Chancellors among recipients of Stellenbosch University honorary degrees
Current and former vice-chancellors of three leading universities in the UK and the USA are among the latest group of recipients of honorary degrees from Stellenbosch University. The world’s premier postcolonial literary theorist, the president of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), a world-renowned mathematical scientist, an outstanding South... Read more
Stellenbosch University Rector’s Awards honour 87 students for excellent achievement
Stellenbosch University (SU) honoured 87 students last night (11 October) who excelled in areas ranging from academics to co-curricular fields at the annual Rector’s Awards for Excellent Achievement. Prof Wim de Villiers, SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor, said at the event that this Award ceremony is an important highlight on... Read more
Mental illnesses among young people often ignored
Young people with mental health problems, especially those in low- and middle-income countries, are often being left in the lurch when they need help. They don’t always get the necessary treatment despite the fact that mental illnesses among young people are on the increase globally. “Mental health problems among... Read more
Stellenbosch University again among world’s top universities on THE rankings
Stellenbosch University (SU) has cemented its place among the world’s top universities based on the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. In the 2019 version, which has just been released SU is placed in the category 301-350. This is a significant improvement on last year when it... Read more
Stellenbosch University to celebrated first Campus Giving Day
Stellenbosch University (SU) hosted its first ever 24 hour Campus Giving Day that ran from 13:00 on Thursday, 20 September to 13:00 on Friday, 21 September on the Stellenbosch Campus. Giving Day forms part of the recently launched student-led #Move4Food campaign that aims to create food banks on the... Read more
Stellenbosch University student bags international prize for innovation
When, earlier this year, medical student Keaton Harris was chosen to take part in the Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) Innovation Program, he was, needless to say, thrilled. Then when he heard, recently, that his team had actually won the global competition for their design prototype aimed at solving health... Read more
Stellenbosch University launches first online agricultural career portal in SA
​​A career portal focusing only on the agricultural and food sector in South Africa will be launched by Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of AgriSciences on Thursday the 4th of October. This portal is also the first of its kind developed for a particular faculty on campus and is the brainchild of... Read more
Stellenbosch University to host first postdoctoral conference in Southern Africa
The first postdoctoral conference in Southern Africa will take place at Stellenbosch University (SU) from Wednesday 3 October to Friday 5 October 2018. The event, which is organised by SU’s Postdoctoral Society, will be held at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies. Prior to the conference proper on Thursday... Read more
Working towards the development of field-friendly point-of-care tests for TB
​​“There is an urgent need for new diagnostic tests for tuberculosis (TB). Particularly point-of-care tests (POCT) for all types of TB, that work in both adults and children,” Dr Novel Chegou said in his state-of-the-art lecture at the recent Annual Academic Day at the Faculty of Medicine and Health... Read more
Stellenbosch University Law Clinic: Legal settlement in Paralympian’s access case welcomed
The outcome of legal proceedings in which a settlement has been reached between the South African Paralympic athlete, Hendri Herbst and a well-known Cape winery, is not only a victory for visually impaired people, but will assist greatly in creating awareness of the rights of people with disabilities not... Read more