The North-West University (NWU) has once more been placed among the cream of the crop of local and international universities, reaffirming its place as a regular contender when it comes to high-quality subject offerings and excellence in world rankings.
According to the latest rankings from the Shangai Ranking Consultancy’s 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) which were announced on 15 August, the NWU is recognised as one of the world’s top 1 000 research universities based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
The NWU is one of nine South African Universities that were included in ARWU’s prestigious list. It is listed fifth in South Africa with a regional ranking in the five to eight grouping of the ARWU’s regional ranking. It is ranked in the 601 to 700 international category.
Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the North-West University (NWU) jointly announced "very promising first results" from preclinical trials on a new Covid-19 vaccine candidate on Tuesday, 8 June.
The WSU Medical School has a rich history of producing quality medical doctors and nurses for the South African and international health systems. The NWU, on the other hand, has over the years established a strong reputation in drug development and research, as well as in the training of healthcare professionals.
The DNA vaccine candidate was developed by Germany based, Prof Markus Depfenhart, who holds extraordinary appointments as a professor at both universities.