Our mascot, Eagi, represents the brand attributes of a unitary NWU.


The eagle has a positive meaning across many cultures. It represents much-admired traits that perfectly match the NWU’s strategy and objectives. They include success, aspiration, courage, expansion, renewed life, leadership and freedom.


 Eagi symbolises our commitment to approaching life creatively and soaring above the rest. He reflects our talent for finding new opportunities to excel and continuously improve.


News from Eagi

Eagi, our NWU mascot, is going to help you keep up to date with everything that happens at the NWU. So, without further ado, let’s go to our newsroom, where Eagi will give you a bird's eye view of the NWU.

We trust that you will find the following stories interesting and informative:

Times Higher Education ranks NWU 5th in South Africa

For the first time the NWU participated in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings and made it to fifth position in South Africa. Globally we are ranked in the 501-600 band out of the 1 396 universities that were evaluated for the 2020 rankings.


The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer). The NWU fared the best in the area of citations where we were placed at position 375.


NWU embraces Black Monday

On Monday 9 September the NWU community united to say no to gender-based violence.


From Mahikeng to Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark, staff and students took a firm stance and embraced Black Monday with their compatriots across the country, hosting various activities.





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Locally developed game to address maths crisis

Poor mathematics achievement at primary school is a global problem, often seen as an obstacle to obtaining qualifications in science, medicine, technology and engineering.


An educational psychologist and academic at the Faculty of Health Sciences has now developed a mobile application and a board game that have been shown to encourage children to love maths.


Multimillion-rand facelift for NWU Vanderbijlpark

Another 250 beds and 1 150 additional lecture room seats are some of the benefits of the R200 million investment in infrastructure development projects on the campus in Vanderbijlpark.


Several new buildings are being constructed, such as a new administration hub, an on-campus residence and an academic building for Psycho-Social Health Sciences, along with new lecture facilities.


Student reaches semi-finals in Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition

Boitshepo Gopane, a master’s student in microbiology at the campus in Mahikeng, is one of the central region winners of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition.


Entrepreneurship Intervarsity is the brainchild of Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education and encourages and supports entrepreneurship across the 26 public universities in South Africa.


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