North-West University announces new chairperson and deputy chairperson of its Council on 23 June 2022
During its meeting on 23 June 2022, the North-West University (NWU) Council elected a new chairperson and deputy chairperson.
NWU and Universität Duisburg-Essen Develop Early Warning Tool For Metal Pollution In Fresh Water
Researchers from North-West University (NWU) and Universität Duisburg-Essen in Germany have developed an early warning tool for metal pollution in freshwater systems worldwide.
This research achievement is a collaboration between the Water Research Group, the NWU led by Prof Nico Smit and Prof Victor Wepener and the Universität Duisburg-Essen’s Aquatische Ökologie (Aquatic Ecology) Group, led by Prof Bernd Sures and Dr Sonja Zimmerman.
Researcher investigates private label brands in South Africa
Private label brands have gained momentum in the grocery retail sector over the past few years. They are no longer just alternatives to the big-name brands, but are fast becoming brands of choice – provided attention is paid to perceptions about quality.
NWU among the best in engineering studies
The North-West University (NWU) is one of the top institutions in South Africa in engineering studies. This is according to the latest rankings by subject by Times Higher Education (THE) that list the NWU in the third position (the same as last year) among nine local higher-education institutions in the field of engineering. THE placed the NWU in the 401 to 500 category globally ― the same category as in last year’s ranking. The NWU was measured against 1 188 universities worldwide.
The rankings were announced on 6 October and highlight the universities that are leading across the engineering disciplines, which include general engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, civil engineering, and chemical engineering.