The DUT CI was awarded as “The Global Advanced CI in 2017”

The DUT CI was awarded as “The Global Advanced CI in 2017”   From December 12th to 13th, the two-day 12th Confucius Institute Conference was held in Xi’an. Liu Yandong. Vice Premier of the State Council and Chair of the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, attended and addressed the conference. Nearly 2,500 people, including the presidents of different universities and representatives of Confucius Institutes from over 140 countries and regions, attended the conference. Read More

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List of courses that still have space available

Activities at the Tshwane University of Technology this morning, 8 January 2018, got underway with large numbers of people queueing at its campuses in Pretoria, Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwa. The University would like to reiterate that it will not be able to accommodate Walk-In students. Prospective students are urged to make use of the University’s online application system. There is currently still a limited number of space available in courses at the Polokwane, eMalahleni, Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa, Mbombela, Arcadia and Pretoria Campuses[…]

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Student beats poverty and bereavement to receive degree cum laude

While juggling his studies, work and maintain his family in Rwanda, a married father of two will be receiving his Master’s in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship with cum laude during this Summer Graduation. “I arrived in South Africa in 2005 as a refugee, it was difficult for me to communicate in English since I am French speaker,” says Simon Nsengimana.   Read More

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Mapping pixels with UCT eResearch

When Associate Professor Adam West from the Department of Biological Sciences began using drones to collect data from his fynbos study plots, he was confronted by a big-data problem. The customised drones were efficient and collected data easily, but they collected a lot of it – more than could be processed timeously by his laboratory’s computers.   Read More

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Finding big data solutions through teaching and learning

As a partner in the African Research Cloud (ARC) and the Inter-University Institute for Data-Intensive Astronomy (IDIA), UCT is home to some powerful computing facilities. These facilities, which allow researchers to work with enormous sets of data, are helping us to prepare for the era of big-data science.   Read More

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Recycled water keeps CPUT lawns green

In the midst of an extended drought, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology has found a way of utilising an innovative resource to keep its grounds and gardens green. This initiative is driven by the university’s personnel who mainly uses recycled water to achieve the goal of saving water and maintaining the campuses.   Read More

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Preparing for the SKA data

The world is wholly underprepared for the big-data challenges presented by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – the largest radio telescope ever built. This is because we have never seen data volumes on this scale before. By the time the SKA comes online in 2020, the scientific community needs to be ready with the necessary hardware and software so that the data can be put to good use immediately. UCT eResearch has been helping with two specific challenges: delivering the[…]

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DUT Celebrates Excellence At The 2017 Annual Research and Innovation Awards

The 2017 Annual Research and Innovation Awards (ARIA) ceremony celebrates excellence in both research and innovation based on 2016 Research and Innovation output. It is an annual event widely anticipated by the DUT researchers and postgraduate students. The guest speaker for the evening was the Director General of the Department of Science and Technology, Dr Phil Mjwara. In addition the event was attended by VIP guests, viz: US Consul General Ms Sherry Zalika Sykes, Judge Vuka Tshabalala, Chancellor of the[…]

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Trending and topical: Summer School is here

Summer School 2018 has its finger placed firmly on the pulse. The annual public education programme (which offers short courses for non-degree purposes) includes a session each with investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, founding member of Umkhonto weSizwe Ronnie Kasrils and former top-ranking government official in Nelson Mandela Bay Crispian Olver. Each will speak to their recently released books, which present damning indictments of the political status quo.   Read More

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