NWU, VaalNWU@Research



The NWU Research Entities at the Vaal Triangle Campus include (in alphabetical order):


The Multilingual Speech Technologies (MuST) research entity is a niche area in the Faculty of Economics and IT at the Vaal Triangle Campus. The MuST group is a postgraduate research group in the School of Information Technology.


The Optentia research focus area forms part of the Humanities family on the Vaal Triangle Campus. This focus area strives to develop and support knowledge related to the optimal expression of individual, social and institutional potential, with specific interest in the African context.


UPSET is a research focus area that investigates the understanding and processing of language in complex settings. UPSET is part the School of Languages within the Faculty of Humanities.

We do not shy away from unusual forms of language, or unusual users, and certainly do not restrict ourselves to any mythical, and probably non-existent, native speaker in some fictitious homogenous speech community, whose language is unaffected by supposedly irrelevant factors such as being human or living in reality.