CUT hosts a 100-Mars-One Project astronaut candidate

The Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) hosted a public lecture in which Dr Adriana Marais, a renowned speaker at academic, corporate, educational and public events presented a lecture on prospects of taking an exit journey to Mars. Dr Marais is a theoretical physicist, Head of Innovation at SAP Africa and aspiring extraterrestrial who believes that humanity has reached a turning point since the dawn of time, as science and technology[…]

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Transition of students from high schools to universities

The Centre for Academic Development (CAD) hosted its second FYE symposium for lecturers teaching first- year students. The purpose was to engage with lecturers about the experiences they have with first-year students. The symposium was guided by the following question: Is it not time to stop asking what is wrong with our new students but rather question what needs to change within our institutional practices in order to meet the new students’ needs? Read More

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SOKHULU AND SHUTTLEWORTH TO SHOWCASE THEIR FASHION DESIGNS IN CHINA

The mission statement in the Department of Fashion and Textiles at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) is to provide an educational ethos which emphasises a distinctive relationship between practice and research in a cultural context, and to provide the creative tensions necessary for students to achieve their full potential. This is evident in creative designers like Fikile Sokhulu and Jessica Shuttleworth, who both will be showcasing at the World University Student Fashion Design Competition at Qingdao, China, from today,[…]

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DUT’S FIRST YEAR ACADEMY WORKSHOP, A GREAT SUCCESS!

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) invited first-year lecturers and first-year students to the First-Year Academy Workshop under the auspices of the DUT First-Year Student Experience (FYSE) programme. The workshop was held at the DUT Hotel School at the Ritson Campus on Wednesday, 10 October 2018. The FYSE programme, has been in existence since 2014 and is an institutional student development programme meant to build sustainable student communities of living[…]

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Conference highlights transformation of higher education

CPUT recently hosted the three-day International Conference of the Southern African Society for Education (SASE) which provided a forum for debating multi-disciplinary educational issues which impact higher education. Keynote speaker on the first day, Deputy Dean of Research at the University of the Western Cape Prof Beverley Thaver, said education does not only happen in the classroom but in multi-dimensional spaces and the marginalisation of communities outside the western world justifies the calls for decolonised education. Read More

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A ‘skilled senior information and communication manager’ joins MUT

MUT has acquired the services of a very seasoned Information Technology (IT) guru. Dr Marlo de Swardt joined MUT as Senior Director of the IT&N on Monday, 1 October 2018. Dr de Swardt started his career in IT operations in 1990, and progressed to systems development, project management, budget planning and business analysis, IT architecture design, consulting services, strategy management and general management. Read More

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CPUT connects SAP customers with academia

SAP Africa recently announced the opening of a new SAP Next-Gen Chapter at CPUT. This Chapter will serve as a lighthouse campus which will support educational institutions across Southern Africa, in the SAP Next-Gen Innovation with Purpose network. The CPUT Chapter will share best practices on cross-topic Next-Gen initiatives and programmes. The University joins a number of SAP Next-Gen Chapters that have recently opened around the world. Read More

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DUT STUDENTS BECOME COIL AMBASSADORS TO DRIVE CHANGE IN SOCIETY

The DVC Teaching and Learning: Professor Nomthandazo Gwele and the Directorate of International Education and Partnerships: Dr Lavern Samuels, awarded certificates to 64 DUT students for the completion of the first General Education (Gen Ed) Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Project at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), on 8 October 2018. Read More

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MUT signs an umbrella agreement with NHLS

MUT has signed the Umbrella Agreement with the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) which will pave the way for skills exchange for staff and training for students. The agreement will streamline the activities of the NHLS and the universities so that they would not “get in each other’s way” doing the same thing, as Dr Lungi Kwitshana, Head of the Department of Biomedical Technologies said. Read More

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MIND EDUCATION TRAINING PROMOTES POSITIVE THINKING

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at the Durban University of Technology partnered with the International Youth Fellowship (IYF) for lectures on Mind Education Training. IYF is a Christian organisation that aims to promote a healthy mindset for youth to step up to leadership and break free from their existing limitations. The lectures which are held at the Cane Growers Hall in ML Sultan Campus began yesterday, Monday, 08 October 2018 and end today, Tuesday, 09 October[…]

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