College of Graduate Studies

Societal impact under the microscope at Unisa's Research and Innovation Week

At the opening of its annual week-long celebration of the world-class, Africa-centred work emanating from its colleges, the university underscored its commitment to bridging the gap between science and society through a wide range of research and innovation initiatives. Read more

New directions in social policy and alternative economies: Lessons from and for developing countries

"Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development makes it very clear that we have to move away from business as usual in terms of production and consumption," stated Dr Ilcheong Yi of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in a thought-provoking keynote address at the fourth Social Policy in Africa conference. Read more

Social policy in post-Covid Africa: In search of an inclusive and equitable architecture

Intellectual minds from South Africa, Nigeria, Togo, Morocco, Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Algeria, Eswatini, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands recently assembled to engage on social policy in post-Covid Africa actively: In search of an inclusive and equitable architecture. Read more

CGS leading Unisa's catalytic niche area optimisation

Prof Jessica Murray from the College of Graduate Studies is facilitating the college's catalytic niche areas optimisation interventions. By leading these interventions, Murray ensures that Unisa develops rich and rigorous institutional-level engagements with all the CNAs. Read more

Unisa appoints world-class scholar to lead CGS

Tasked with maximising the college's contribution to the university's strategic focus areas, Prof Tennyson Mgutshini has recently been appointed Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. He is a distinguished scholar with extensive experience in management, research and postgraduate studies. Read more

Postgraduate student numbers show steady growth in Ghana

Unisa is increasing its footprint in West Africa with student numbers in the region having grown to some 290 postgraduate students by the end of 2023. The majority of these students are enrolled for doctoral studies. Read more

Unisa renews commitment to capacity building in Ethiopia

During a recent graduation ceremony at Unisa's Ethiopia Regional Learning Centre, the university and the Ethiopian government renewed their memorandum of agreement for an additional five years. Unisa envisions the centre to become a hub for the Eastern African region. Read more

Unisa students ignite tomorrow's solutions

Students from Unisa's colleges showcased their groundbreaking and future-driven inventions at the inaugural 12th Research and Innovation Festival, demonstrating the university's commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more

NRF Director to address Innovation Festival

The National Research Foundation's Dr Zolani Dyosi will speak on the subject of A South African model for a Government/Academic/SME innovation and technology development partnership: A case for renewable energy innovations. Read more

DTIC specialist to speak on innovation ecosystems at Unisa Innovation Festival

Nontombi Maseko, a specialist in enterprise competitiveness and industrialisation, will share her views on the continuing role of higher education institutions as part of a panel discussion during the formal opening of the Unisa Innovation Festival on Wednesday 29 November 2023, in the Senate Hall, Muckleneuk Campus. Read more