Monthly Archives: July 2016

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What’s Stopping International Students From Studying In SA?

2018-04-17T12:26:59+00:00

What's Stopping International Students From Studying In SA? Any international student studying in South Africa will know just how difficult the journey was to actually be able to sit in a South African lecture room. As the most academically advanced country in the Sub-Saharan region, it comes as no surprise that our country attracts such a large gathering of youths desperate to attain a recognised degree from an internationally esteemed university. There are actually a number of benefits associated with hosting international students, as an increase of students from across the globe helps stretch an academic institution's influence. But why [...]

What’s Stopping International Students From Studying In SA? 2018-04-17T12:26:59+00:00

VUT/Sasol Programme a Huge Success

2018-04-17T12:20:09+00:00

VUT/Sasol Programme a Huge Success Robed in academic regalia, it was an exciting day for prospective millionaires as they gathered with their family in preparation of receiving certificates of recognition after completion of their six months course in Entrepreneurship on 14 July 2016. The 5th certificate ceremony of the VUT/Sasol Entrepreneur Programme took place at the VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park. The 31 graduates and their parents/guardians eagerly awaited the awarding of the certificates. The VUT Sasol Entrepreneurship Programme initiative started by Sasol and VUT three years ago with the aim of helping youth from the disadvantaged backgrounds [...]

VUT/Sasol Programme a Huge Success 2018-04-17T12:20:09+00:00

Researchers Urgently Needed to Drive Innovation

2018-04-17T12:17:27+00:00

Researchers Urgently Needed to Drive Innovation The Faculty of Applied and Computer Science hosted its very first public lecture: “Growing the next generation of researchers: The National Research Foundation (NRF) perspective” on 21 June at the VUT auditorium 100. The guest speaker of the day was Dr Makobetsa Khati: Executive Director of the Research Chairs and Centres of Excellence (RCCE) directorate at NRF. The topic was said to be articulated from the NRF’s vision for 2020 which encourages the renewal of the academic research enterprise and the absorptive capacity of Universities through critical engagements. The aim is to build a [...]

Researchers Urgently Needed to Drive Innovation 2018-04-17T12:17:27+00:00

Next Intake Set for Even Greater Success

2018-04-17T12:08:26+00:00

Next Intake Set for Even Greater Success Thanks to the VUT/Sasol Entrepreneur Programme, the second cohort of enthusiastic entrepreneurs are ready and geared to begin. They are extremely excited about their excellent ideas that they hope will become the breathing ground to fertile business that they can implement. This became apparent during the stringent interviews that gave them entry into the programme. The organising committee and lecturers resolved at a recent meeting that the programme will be restructured to enrich the curriculum, including the opportunity for the students to gain experimental training at the various industry and business sites. This [...]

Next Intake Set for Even Greater Success 2018-04-17T12:08:26+00:00

Creating An Outstanding Research Team

2019-02-04T14:15:52+00:00

Creating An Outstanding Research Team Plenty of postgraduate research requires teams of researchers. Often the case study is too large, or there is too much quantitative research to carry out, preventing the individual from doing the work on her/his own. However, there are often difficulties that arise as a result of working in research teams. Miscommunication, overlapping research, and disassociation between studies are some of the problems that occur when a research team works together. Creating a strong research team requires hard work and discipline among team members, but there are other ways of ensuring that the research team functions [...]

Creating An Outstanding Research Team 2019-02-04T14:15:52+00:00

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