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Times Higher Education ranks NWU 5th in South Africa

Times Higher Education ranks NWU 5th in South Africa For the first time the North-West University (NWU) participated in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings and made it to position 5 in South Africa. Globally we are ranked between 501 to 600 out of the 1396 universities which were evaluated for the 2020 rankings.

NWU women shine at prestigious science awards

NWU women shine at prestigious science awards The women of the North-West University (NWU) continue to shine in Women’s Month and their extraordinary achievements do not go unnoticed.

Research points the way to turn waste into biofuel

Research points the way to turn waste into biofuel One man’s trash can truly be another man’s treasure. The North-West University (NWU), together with Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (BUW) in Germany, is working on ground-breaking research that will reduce waste and provide clean renewable energy.

 

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TELL YOUR STORY:
Experiences of postgraduate students – the good, the bad, and the ugly

Research participants wanted: master’s degree and PhD students and supervisors of postgraduate students.

We are looking for NWU postgraduate students and supervisors to tell us about their experience of postgraduate studying: What is most challenging and stressful about it and what helps you deal with this? What is important for your well-being and what do you need to perform optimally?

We are really interested in hearing your story. Your personal experiences can help us understand the broader situation and provide recommendations as to what can be done to help postgraduate students.

We would like to invite you for a one-hour interview on your campus at a time that is convenient to you. All information will be treated confidentially. Light refreshments will be provided.  

If you are interested in participating or if you have any questions about the study, please contact Laura Weiss at laura.weiss@nwu.ac.za.  

Kind regards
Dr Laura Weiss
Postdoctoral fellow at Optentia, Vaal Triangle Campus