Inaugural Lectures

The North-West University is proud to showcase its academics as they climb the ladder in their academic career. Any academic who is promoted to professor or who is appointed by the NWU as “newly appointed professor” from elsewhere, is expected to deliver a professional inaugural speech within the first year of their appointment. It is meant to afford the new professor the opportunity to answer for their self, regarding their position in and contributions to their subject field, and with regard to how they understand their mission at the NWU in the context of their subject. Therefore, the inaugural speech is a high-level publishable scientific address.