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NWU student composes theme music for DEKAT-TV

Potchefstroom  - DEKAT-TV started on Thursday 13 October 2011 on KykNet with the second season of this television series. The first episode also served as the introduction to the theme music which was composed by Jaco Meyer.
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North-West University opens Centre for Child, Youth and Family Studies

Potchefstroom  - The official opening of the North-West University’s new Centre for Child, Youth and Family Studies (CCYF) was celebrated on 4 October in Wellington (Western Cape).
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NWU prof receives international award for exercise studies

Potchefstroom  - An expert in the field of physical activity for special populations and people with chronic diseases at the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus recently showed sensational research results, which afforded her international recognition.
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NWU Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy launched

Potchefstroom  - The North-West University (NWU) was designated by the honour society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), as the first university outside the US where a Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy was launched in order to bring down the mother, infant and child mortality rate in Africa.
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North-West University best governed university fifth year in a row

Institutional Office -For the fifth year in a row, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) commitment to upholding best practice in effectivemanagement and corporate governance was acknowledged, when the university received first place in the 2011 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) Higher Education Excellence Award for Corporate Governance.
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NWU shines in national publication competition

Institutional Office -The NWU’s internal staff newsletter, Eish!, rates among the best internal publications in the country.

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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) a first for universities world wide

Institutional Office -On 4 August 2011 the International Cycling Union (UCI), acting through its Centre Mondial du Cyclisme SA (CMC)/World Cycling Centre (WCC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the North-West University (NWU).
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Instrument Making Department reassemble a mobile research unit

Institutional Office -  Mr Alewyn Carstens, a Master’s student in Environmental Sciences in collaboration with the Instrument Making Department on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University reassembled a bakkie, changing it into a mobile research unit.
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Hanli Stapela joins the NWU School of Music

Potchefstroom -  Due to the increasing demand for vocal training at the School of Music,of the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus, it became necessary to appoint a third full-time vocal lecturer. The famous South African soprano, Hanli Stapela, is welcomed from the beginning of the second semester in July at the Conservatory.
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The NWU is community engaged

Institutional Office -  Representatives from nine universities in South Africa attended Talloires Network Global Leaders’ Conference in June held in Madrid, Spain. The North-West University was represented by Dr Theuns Eloff, the NWU vice-chancellor and Mrs Bibi Bouwman, Director: Community Engagement at the Institutional Office.
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Potchefstroom Campus assists Google with Afrikaans technology

Potchefstroom -  The Centre for Text Technology (CTexT®) recently collaborated with Google™ in convening focus groups at the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus for the evaluation of the first version of YouTube in Afrikaans.
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Eduloan awards two students

Institutional Office -  Two students from the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU)  each received a  R10 000 bursary from Eduloan.
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NWU researchers become THRIP-wise

Institutional Office – On Thursday, 2 June 2011, 20 NWU researchers and academics from 20 different fields of study attended a THRIP presentation at the Institutional Office.


Manufacturers welcome learning experience at ExtruAfrica

Institutional Office - Food and feed manufacturers from South Africa and other African countries recently had the opportunity to attend ExtruAfrica, an extrusion technology workshop and seminar.   

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Open Distance Learning enters a new phase

Institutional Office - The School of Continuing Teacher’s Education on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) celebrated a further development with the recent official opening of the new Open Distance Learning building.

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NEOUCOM Announces New Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Potchefstroom - Cornelis J. (Neels) Van der Schyf, B.Pharm., D.Sc., DTE., has recently been named associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Pharmacy at the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM).

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Research programme focuses on optimised potential

Vanderbijlpark - Optentia is a recently established research programme at the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University.  The word “Optentia” originates from the combination of two words, namely “Optimal” and “Potential”.


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Vocal students go international

Potchefstroom - Three of Ms Santisa Viljoen's vocal students at the School of Music on Potchefstroom Campus are leaving in July and August for Europe where they will participate in different music programmes.

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Accounting students excel in CA exams

Vanderbijlpark - Chartered Accountant graduates from the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University who wrote the Professional Practice Exams (PPE) in November 2010 have obtained a pass rate well above the national average.



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Interpreting services at primary school a winner!

Potchefstroom - With the first month of school over, President Pretorius Primary School’s brand new interpreting program is progressing without a hitch and teachers see it as a flagship many schools can benefit from.


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Number-smart students excel in national competition

Vanderbijlpark- Two number-smart students of the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University, Sonica van Dyk and Bongane Shongwe both qualified for the next round of the prestigious Old Mutual and Nedbank Budget Speech Competition.


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Technology makes lecturer evaluation process easier

Vanderbijlpark- User-friendly and innovative. This is how staff and students in the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology describes the use of “clicker” technology after putting this interactive technological device to the test during the recent lecturer evaluation process.


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Competition applaud young sporting talent

Vanderbijlpark- The Vaal Triangle region boasts with abundance of young sporting talent and after the recent Vaalweekblad Sport Achiever of the Year Competition, everyone is nodding in agreement.


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