NATIONAL NEWS

Minister Naledi Pandor - Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium Conference - Source:Polity

A year ago, the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex approached South Africa to participate in an innovative research-to-policy initiative. The core of the initiative is a co-creation process between policy-makers and researchers with the aim of advancing new thinking on innovation policy. Together with
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Campus arsonists are a corrosive force' says CPUT leader - Source:TimesLive

The acting Cape Peninsula University of Technology vice-chancellor says campus attacks by a "small group of arsonists" may have left many staff' students and their parents feeling vulnerable.The university has advised them to make use of trauma counselling available on campus."The past 48 hours have seen a number of CPUT
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Entrepreneurship symposium hosted by Unizulu - Source:Zululand Observer

HIGHER education has an important role to play in the development of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs).This is according to Dr Thami Mazwai, the Special Advisor to the Minister of Small Business Development, who was speaking at the University of Zululand's Entrepreneurship Symposium at Protea Hotel, Waterfront.Mazwai
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Lack of qualified teachers scuppers efforts to improve quality of SA's education - Source:BusinessLIVE

South African schools continue to struggle to fill thousands of vacancies for teachers, a trend which threatens to further scupper government's efforts to improve educational outcomes.Teacher shortages, especially in gateway subjects such as maths and science, are seen as a key contributor to SA's poor educational
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Scottish, South African scientists demonstrate entanglement swapping for quantum communications - Source:Engineering News

A team of Scottish and South African researchers demonstrated entanglement swapping and teleportation of orbital angular momentum (OAM) patterns of light, which is a crucial step towards realising a quantum repeater for high-dimensional entangled states.The team of scientists from Heriot-Watt University, in Scotland, led by
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TVET College Students Say They Aren't Getting Their NSFAS Transport Allowance - Source:The Daily Vox

Students at technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges say they're facing an uphill battle with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) over transport allowances.For South Africa's poorest students, covering your fees is just the first hurdle. Day-to-day expenses, like paying for transport to
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Universities to help gather child murder data - Office of WCape Premier - Source:Politicsweb

Yesterday Premier Helen Zille met with child protection NGOs to discuss the possible way forward regarding child murders in the province. The meeting comes after an undertaking by Premier Zille to gather the organisations in search of lasting solutions.In addition to child protection NGOs, the meeting also attended by the Chief
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Wits seeks commercial partner for scalable DC-microgrid innovation - Source:Engineering News

Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand are aiming to commercialise a plug-and-play DC-microgrid innovation, which is incrementally scalable to any number of power sources, loads and batteries.The direct-current solution has already been proved at a laboratory level through a test-bed prototype, which has been operating
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RSA UNIVERSITY GENERATED NEWS

A campus necessity - Source:UCT

Takunda Chirema and Charles Du, computer science honours students of 2016, have developed an Android application called NeceCity that allows students to follow Jammie Shuttle buses in real time on their mobile phones. The project is in its pilot stage, and they want your feedback.Most UCT students will be familiar with the
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AfriQueer: a dreamscape of queer masculinities tours Africa and Europe - Source:WITS

Drama for Life presents AfriQueer, an international tour which opens up a space for reflection, compassion and understanding of queer identities,The 2017 international tour of site-specific performance project AfriQueer, is created by Drama for Life AFRICA Project, written by Tlotlego Gaogakwe and directed by Warren Nebe. This
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Braai tool a blazing success - Source:CPUT

It started as a student project but an innovative tool, which revolves around one of SA's favourite pastimes, has become a blazing success, which could soon hit the international market.The Braai Tool (TBT), is multifunctional and incorporates five key braai utensils into one sleek product.The idea was born in 2014 during the
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CUT hosts NRF Excellence Awards - Source:CUT

On 14 September 2017, the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) hosted 250 great South African minds under one roof at the 2017 National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards. The ceremony, themed "Sustainable Development through Knowledge Creation", brought together a sterling line-up of renowned experts in various fields
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DAAD Cultures of Memory Colloquium - Source:UWC

"South Africa's greatest commodity - bigger than diamonds and gold, more important than platinum - is our 'miracle transition' from Apartheid to Democracy." So said Dr Heidi Grunebaum, senior researcher at the University of the Western Cape's (UWC) Centre for Humanities Research (CHR), speaking at an
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DUT's Energy Bus Wins at Sustainable Living Exhibition - Source:DUT

The 8th annual Sustainable Living, hosted by Imagine Durban, took place at the Durban Exhibition Centre, this week, focusing on youth development.Exhibitors came in their numbers to display their products, promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy, waste minimisation, water conservation, food security and greening. The
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Forgotten fossils hold clues to how ancestors of mammals cared for their young - Source:WITS

The skeletal anatomy of mammals' early ancestors has been studied for more than 150 years.We all know that mammals protect and care for their young. In some cases, they also live within complex social groups. Was this always the case? The skeletal anatomy of mammals' early ancestors has been studied for more than 150
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Limpopo launches its alumni chapter - Source:UL

Despite having a host of challenges that resulted in serious academic setbacks among needy students at institutions of higher learning, we will have to prioritise the funding challenges to ensure that doors of learning remain open to every deserving student.Thandi Mdluli, Service Delivery Manager in the Limpopo Department of Sport,
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Limpopo universities partner with arts department to uphold oral history - Source:UL

The Universities of Limpopo (UL) and Venda (Univen) in partnership with the Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts and Culture convened the 1st Limpopo Oral History Conference to promote oral history education as part of integrated basic education curriculum in Grade 10.Held in Phalaborwa recently under the theme of "Memories and
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NWU proactively addresses SA's skills deficit - Source:NWU

Is mathematics keeping you up at night? Are you worried that your mathematics results are going to prevent you from realising your dream to study further after completing your school career? If so, the Bridging The Mathematical Gap (BTMG) learning programme is just for you.Since the inception of this learning programme four years
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Ocean Sciences Campus launch - Source:NMU

The launch of our new Ocean Sciences Campus tomorrow (Friday, 22 September) will physically signal our University's intent to become the leading Ocean Sciences University in the country.The former CSIR campus, across the road from our North Campus, and adjacent to South Campus, in Gomery Road, has been intentionally designed
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One Moment In Time - Source:DUT

The melodic tune of Whitney Houston's song 'One moment in time' had me humming as I read Steven Little's book "The Milkshake Moment: Overcoming Stupid Systems, Pointless Policies and Muddled Management to Realize Real Growth." It reminded me of the expression 'lightbulb moment.' This is a moment when
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Raymond Mhlaba National Heritage Rugby Tournament - Source:UFH

Raymond Mhlaba Municipality in partnership with the Raymond Mhlaba Sport Council and University of Fort Hare will be hosting its annual National Heritage Rugby Tournament at the University of Fort Hare's Davidson Stadium from Friday 22 - 25 September.The event will see a feast of rugby action where various teams from around the
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Social Work second year students sworn during Oath Taking Ceremony - Source:UNIVEN

During the second week of August 2017, the University of Venda's Department of Social Work held an Oath taking ceremony to sworn second year Social Work students who are expected to start with their Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The Oath taking Ceremony took place at Univen Research Conference Centre.
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Student Business Competition: business ideas that can change the world - Source:NWU

The ripple effect created by entrepreneurship can be seen and experienced in the change it brings about in lives and the livelihoods of communities in which entrepreneurs operate. One such a community is the student cohort of the North-West University's (NWU's) campus in Vanderbijlpark.The campus, widely recognised for its
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UFS hosts the 2017 SAIMS Conference - Source:UFS

The University of the Free State's (UFS) Department of Business Management recently hosted the 29th South African Institute of Management Scientists (SAIMS) conference at Kopano Nokeng in Bloemfontein. This year's theme, 'Management Research: Science Serving Practice' focused on the importance of sharing our
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UJ applauds 2017 first-year top achievers - Source:UJ

"It is such an honour and privilege to be a part of this celebration. Today is particularly special because we celebrate the top 4% of our first-year undergraduate class who have met one of the most difficult transitions from high school to university, and for some, from work life to university. This is an important landmark moment
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UJ, Leiden researchers discover how Neanderthals made the first glue - Source:UJ

Neanderthals made glue from birch bark tar to haft knives and spears as early as 200 thousand years ago. But how did they make glue from bark and it is really as difficult as generally assumed? Archaeologists from the University of Johannesburg and Leiden University set out to test this and found that there are quite simple methods
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UP launches new food labs for consumer science students - Source:UP

The Department of Consumer Science at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently unveiled newly renovated food laboratories that will accommodate more students with better equipment.The labs previously had 26 stations in total, but this has now been expanded to 60. Gas stoves have been fitted, in keeping with current commercial
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REGIONAL NEWS

ALGERIA- Algeria bans make-up, niqab, ripped jeans at universities - Source:The Middle East Monitor

Algerian universities have imposed new regulations concerning students' dress codes at the beginning of the academic year, which students must respect inside the campus.Wearing make-up, short clothes, and "ripped trousers" and holding mobile phones were on top of the list of the prohibited things in the regulations that the
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BOTSWANA- BUIST, Debswana Sign Aggreement - Source:Daily News

Debswana and Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly work together on developing future skills in sciences, engineering, technology and innovation.The signing of the MoU is aimed at meeting the demands of an ever-changing world and the challenges of
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BOTSWANA- UB financial crisis self made - Madigele - Source:Mmegi Online

The Minister of Education, Research, Science and Technology, Dr Alfred Madigele says the University of Botswana (UB) financial woes are self-inflicted. Madigele said the UB was currently on a shoestring budget owing to a "unilateral decision to increase salaries by 35%".It has emerged that UB is struggling financially and cannot
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EGYPT- AUC Provides More Than $23 Million in Financial Assistance to Students - Source:Al Bawaba

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has allocated over USD23 million to provide students with a wide range of scholarships and financial assistance to help them in meeting the expenses of their education this academic year. According to Sohair Saad, executive director of the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships,
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EGYPT- Qatari students banned from entering Egypt - Source:The Middle East Monitor

The Egyptian authorities have banned the Qatari students seeking to complete their university degree from entering the country.The students told Qatar's Al-Sharq newspaper that the Egyptian universities have prevented them from submitting postponement requests for the current semester or getting official documents that prove
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LIBERIA- University of Liberia President Dr. Ophelia Weeks Honored - Source:FrontPageAfrica Newspaper

The newly elected President of the University of Liberia (UL), Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks has been honored by the Liberia College of the University of Liberia as a way of welcoming her in the institution.The honor was bestowed upon her during the orientation of the College of Business and Public Administration/ College of General
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NIGERIA- JAMB Registrar speaks on newly introduced admission systems - Source:Premium Times Nigeria

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said its newly introduced Central Admissions Processing Systems CAPS, will restore the autonomy of institutions.The CAPs, according to the board, will ensure that candidates are fairly treated and expand admission opportunities as well as protect academic calendar.The Registrar
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NIGERIA- Nigeria curently has 585 institutions of higher learning - NUC - Source:today.ng

Stakeholders in the tertiary education sector have validated a draft National Policy on Open Education Resources as part of efforts to address the dearth of learning resources in quality, quantity and currency in higher institutions in the country. No fewer than 340 participants at a one-day stakeholders' validation symposium,
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SUDAN- Karary University Awards Chief of Staff of Ethiopia Army Honorary Doctorate - Source:Sudan News Agency

Karary University has awarded an honorary doctorate in strategic studies to the Chief of Staff of Ethiopia Armed Forces, Gen. Samora Yunis in recognition of his huge efforts and continued role in cementing ties between Sudan and Ethiopia.It is noteworthy that Gen. Samora gave a lecture about the " Role of Armed Forces in Making
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UGANDA- MUK students shot, injured and arrested over age limit protests - Source:KFM

At least four students of Makerere University have been shot and injured and several others arrested over protests against the lifting of the age limit.One of them has been identified as Denis Emojong, a Second Year Student who was hit by a rubber bullet near University Hall as students protested a planned move by members of the
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ZAMBIA- UNZA students develops density controlled traffic system prototype - Source:LusakaTimes

A University of Zambia student studying computer science at main campus has developed a density controlled traffic lights prototype as part of the efforts to locally come up with a smart traffic control system that can dynamically control changing traffic density.The density controlled traffic lights system works more like the
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

AUSTRALIA- Tertiary education watchdog moves on Study Group - Source:The Australian

Private equity-owned training giant Study Group is under investigation by the tertiary education regulator, after its business model was battered by a federal government crackdown on funding rorts in the sector.The company, which Providence Equity Partners bought from rival private equity group CHAMP for $660 million in 2010, took a
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BANGLADESH- All Dhaka University departments now open for madrasa students - Source:Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka University (DU) authorities will now allow madrasa students to take a chance at getting admission in all of department of the institution from the new academic session starting this year, opening a new horizon of higher education for them.Until now, DU considered the madrasa students ineligible for enrolment in seven
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BANGLADESH- Bangladesh should open more research-based universities - Source:thedailystar.net

Bangladesh should start working on creating universities solely focused on research as these have a leading role in building the nation and crafting national strategies, said Brac University Vice Chancellor Prof Syed Saad Andaleeb yesterday.World-class institutions emphasise research, harbour a culture of shared values and practices
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CHINA- China strives for world-class universities, courses - Source:XINHUANET.com

Chinese authorities Thursday initiated a project that aims to elevate 42 of the country's higher education institutions to a world-class level.Another 95 institutions have been designated to develop world-class courses, according to a circular jointly issued by the ministries of education and finance, as well as the National
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CHINA- Chinese universities encourage professors, students to post online content that promotes 'socialist values' - Source:South China Morning Post

China's top universities are encouraging academics and students to write online articles promoting socialist values, with some offering authors the same academic credits they would get for papers published in journals.The policy, which follows calls made by President Xi Jinping late last year for academics to become advocates
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INDIA- 47pc universities in AP are NAAC accredited, says Chandrababu Naidu - Source:newKerala.com

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that as many as 47 percent of the state universities are accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).Addressing the second day of the Collectors' Conference here, Naidu asked all the collectors to focus more on primary education."13
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INDIA- Bengaluru North University inaugurated - Source:The Hindu

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday inaugurated Bengaluru North University with its headquarters in Kolar.At a function organised to mark the inauguration of new Deputy Commissioner's office complex at Kumbarahalli on the outskirts of Kolar town, off NH 75, Mr. Siddaramaiah also launched developments works taken up at a
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JAMAICA- Maritime Institute to Officially Become University on September 28 - Source:Jamaica Information Service

The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) will officially become Caribbean Maritime University on World Maritime Day, September 28, at an official Charter Day ceremony to be held at the National Arena in Kingston.This follows passage of relevant legislation in Parliament earlier this year to grant the institution university status and
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JORDAN- Cabinet approves draft laws of higher education, universities - Source:Zawya

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the draft laws of higher education and Jordanian universities 2017, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.The new Jordanian Universities Law aims to enhance the independence of universities and to empower them.Under the law, presidents of universities who reach the legal retirement age should stay
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MALTA- Students with learning difficulties enrol at University - Source:timesofmalta.com

Ten students with learning difficulties have enrolled at University this year after a change in admission regulations for those not in possession of compulsory subjects came into force.This newspaper is informed that while the final number is yet to be determined, as not all exam results have yet been published, the number of
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA- Goroka university in red financially - Source:Post Courier

The University of Goroka main campus in Eastern Highlands Province is in a tight financial situation and has called on the Acting Prime Minister, Charles Abel to rescue the university.The food supply at the university dining hall is running low every day, and the staff doubt whether they will be paid the next payday.And the Office
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PHILIPPINES- P40B allotted for free education - Source:The Manila Times

The House of Representatives on Thursday said it had carved out P40 billion that will be used for the free college education program of the Duterte administration."I am happy to announce that we found P40 billion to finance free higher education for 2018," Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles said in a news conference at the
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SRI LANKA- Former President Chandrika stresses universities to play an important role for National Unity and reconciliation - Source:ColomboPage

Former President of Sri Lanka and the Chairperson of the Office of the National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga stressed that the country's universities should play an important role for the National Unity and reconciliation which has now been in need of a strong support and assistance to
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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - THTI to become premier tertiary institution - Source:Newsday

A nine-member board of the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (THTI), was commissioned on Monday with chairman Dr Alison Williams promising to capitalise on opportunities to make the Institute a premier tertiary institution of choice."I clearly understand what education is all about and what we may need to do in Tobago to fill
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USA- 6 African American professors honored for work in higher education - Source:WWLP.com

Six African American women college professors were honored for their commitment to higher education on Thursday night.The African Female Professors Award Association held it's first-ever award ceremony Thursday night, honoring professors from multiple local colleges.Traci Gaynor decided to organize this event while completing
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USA- Enrollment up slightly at South Dakota public universities - Source:KTIV Television

The South Dakota Board of Regents says fall enrollment at the state's six public universities increased slightly compared to last year, up a third of one percent.The total number of students at the six universities is 36,662. The increase equates to 131 additional students.Regents say Dakota State University at Madison reported
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