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International expert: R is the present and future of statistical programming

International expert: R is the present and future of statistical programming “The programming language R is the present and future of statistical programming.” Dr Emir Efendić, postdoctoral researcher from Eindhoven University in the Netherlands, will attempt to convince his audience of this statement during a workshop hosted by the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Optentia research focus area in Vanderbijlpark on 19 September 2018.

Finnish academic to review school-wide positive behaviour support and interventions

Finnish academic to review school-wide positive behaviour support and interventions The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Optentia research focus area in Vanderbijlpark will be hosting Prof Hannu Savolainen from the Department of Education at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. During his visit, he will deliver a lecture on School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support and Interventions (SWPBIS) on 12 September 2018.

Multimodal learning and multilingualism is his passion

Multimodal learning and multilingualism is his passion Prof Jako Olivier’s passion and research focus are multimodal learning and multilingualism, and this was also the topic of his recent inaugural address.

 

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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