University of Free State launch student business incubator project
The University of Free State has recently launched a Student Business Incubator Project that will provide impetus to students with business ideas. The initiative, which is under the management of the Directorate for Research and Development (DRD) was conceived a few years ago with objective of untapping the entrepreneurial potential of... Read more
New Senior Professor joins UFS Department of Agricultural Economics
Prof Ashok Chapagain has recently been appointed as Senior Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS). Water hub key in collaborations with research institutes According to Prof Chapagain, the position provides a unique... Read more
World Anti-Doping Agency: SA Doping Control Laboratory regains accreditation
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced the immediate and full restoration of the South African Doping Control Laboratory’s (SADoCoL) accreditation as of 21 September 2018. The laboratory was suspended on 2 May 2016 and its accreditation was revoked on 31 July 2017. During this time, SADoCoL has retained its... Read more
University of the Free State: KovsieSport crowns their best
The athletes Rynardt van Rensburg and Lynique Beneke walked away with the two major awards at the KovsieSport honours function on Wednesday 26 August 2018. The two were announced as the Kovsie Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. Both of them represented South Africa at international level in the... Read more
Kovsie soccer ladies relish challenge in Potch
The Kovsie women’s soccer team has a tough challenge ahead of them in their quest to reach the semi-finals of Varsity Women’s Football for the first time. The tournament starts on Thursday 20 September 2018 in Potchefstroom. The Kovsies’ best performance in the competition was in 2016, when they were fifth.... Read more
Full accreditation for UFS LLB degree
The Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) has granted full accreditation to the University of the Free State’s (UFS) LLB programme. The full accreditation comes after the qualification was placed on notice of withdrawal of accreditation during 2016, and later on accreditation with conditions. “This is very good news indeed. Intensive work... Read more
Congratulations UFS GradStar students
Every year 100 South African students are selected through a rigorous four-phase judging process to become part of the GradStar programme. The programme is designed to provide previously unrecognised students with opportunities for employment and allow them to contribute positively to South Africa’s future growth. UFS students improve dramatically... Read more
Learning Festival: Learning to hope
The beginning of spring has seen colourful stalls popping up in front of the Main Building on the Bloemfontein Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS), along with seasonal flowers. And they all speak of hope. The stalls belong to trainers and learners from across the province... Read more
UFS Mobile Clinic: an exemplary framework of innovation
The Coordinator of Community Engagement and Rural Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr René Botha, described the unveiling and handing-over ceremony of the University of the Free State (UFS) Faculty of Health Sciences’ Mobile Clinic as “an auspicious and phenomenal occasion in the history of the faculty,... Read more
Haemophilia workshop the first of its kind at UFS
The Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) of the South African Haemophilia Foundation (SAHF) has identified a need for more in-depth training of junior doctors on the basic aspects of the bleeding disorder haemophilia. Addressing this need in the sector, the Department of Haematology and Cell Biologyat the University of the Free... Read more