THE SECOND SOUTH AFRICA – GERMANY BILATERAL RESEARCH PROJECTS WORKSHOP, A SUCCESS!

The second South Africa -Germany bilateral research projects workshop, hosted by the Durban University of technology (DUT) and co-hosted by (CPUT), took place at the Tala Collection Game Reserve, Durban, last month. The event was organised and hosted by Professor Tukayi Kudanga (Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology at DUT and co-hosted by Dr Marilize Le Roes-Hill (Biocatalysis and Technical Biology Research Group, Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology, from CPUT. The workshop takes place because in 2017, 12 South[…]

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Journalism graduate goes full circle.

Journalism graduate goes full circle. verything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear — George Addair We all grow up dreaming to become something in life. Being a journalist was the DREAM for Sthembiso Sithole. The vibrant TUT Alumnus was recently appointed as a part-time lecturer at the University’s Journalism Department. He said; “I am thrilled to be a part-time lecturer. I think this is a great opportunity for me to be back and share my knowledge[…]

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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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