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Groundbreaking disruptive technology collaboration to save the Rhino

2018-09-05T10:37:55+02:00

Groundbreaking disruptive technology collaboration to save the Rhino

People the world over as well as conservationists are fast becoming desperate and emotions are running high as the Rhino population is nearing extinction resulting from inhumane poaching.  Whilst the innocence of animals in the wildlife are battling the survival of the fittest, other factors on the rise are that humans are becoming avengers, inflicting harm on the unsuspected creatures of the wild for their own gains.

Continents have come together to find solutions to this crisis, whilst in the southernmost tip of Gauteng, South Africa, a group of industrious, diligent and hard-working team of additive manufacturing specialist are collaborating with the Stellenbosch University in an effort […]

Groundbreaking disruptive technology collaboration to save the Rhino2018-09-05T10:37:55+02:00

The International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

2018-09-05T10:50:10+02:00

The International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

The Vaal University of Technology is hosting The International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICTERM) this week. The conference will cover areas such as recent advances, challenges and breakthroughs in the field of tissue engineering.

 Simply put, Tissue Engineering is the creation of spare human parts. Scientifically, it is the science of design and manufacturing of new tissues for the functional restoration of impaired organs and replacement of lost parts due to cancer, disease, and trauma. Without it, people across the world would not be able to be treated or cured of chronic diseases.

Human Tissue donation and transplantation offer patients in need a wonderful […]

The International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine2018-09-05T10:50:10+02:00

VUT achieves 2nd Runner up at National Three Minute Thesis Competition

2018-04-24T12:51:55+02:00

VUT achieves 2nd Runner up at National Three Minute Thesis Competition

VUT is delighted to announce the second runner up Immaculate Linda Achieng’ Ouma from the Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences.

Her thesis title is:

Preparation and characterization of manganese doped iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles coated pine cone powder and its applications in water treatment

Her future plans are:

Work as an academic to help students develop their knowledge of science and provide solutions to environmental problems through science.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, and has since developed into a national competition across Australia. The concept has grown exponentially since its launch and has been adopted in 18 countries outside […]

VUT achieves 2nd Runner up at National Three Minute Thesis Competition2018-04-24T12:51:55+02:00

Why The Rise In Student Protests Worldwide?

2018-04-17T12:43:43+02:00

Why The Rise In Student Protests Worldwide?

This is a touchy subject, and is open to a number of contradicting viewpoints and ideas, but the fact remains that there is an increasing amount of student protest around the world, most notably in South Africa. The reasons for student protest around the globe vary, however, modern protest movements in South Africa and the United States are centred around exclusion or segregation of particular racial groups, or rising costs in studying at educational institutions.

Student Protest A Political Norm 

Tertiary education, and the social structures associated with universities across the globe, have always been socio-economic and socio-political ‘flashpoints’. Enlightened youths have always been the first to identify and highlight political and social […]

Why The Rise In Student Protests Worldwide?2018-04-17T12:43:43+02:00

VUT/Sasol Programme a Huge Success

2018-04-17T12:20:09+02:00

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 equipping them with practical skills and knowledge on entrepreneurship.  In order for learners to be part of the programme, […]

VUT/Sasol Programme a Huge Success2018-04-17T12:20:09+02:00

Next Intake Set for Even Greater Success

2018-04-17T12:08:26+02:00

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 will enhance their experience and award them a practical and deeper understanding of how business operates. Practical, hands-on training, […]

Next Intake Set for Even Greater Success2018-04-17T12:08:26+02:00
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