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. These 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 on top of everything that happens at the NWU and is eager to share it all with you. 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:

Stalwart honoured by the IFIP

Dr Lynette Drevin, associate professor and subject chair at the School of Computer Science and Information Systems, was awarded an IFIP Service Award during the International Federation for Information Processing General Assembly held from 25 to 28 June in Lisbon, Portugal.


Commercialisation specialist receives prestigious award

Senior commercialisation specialist FR Bezuidenhout from the Technology Transfer and Innovation Support office was recently awarded the Early Career Excellence in Innovation Management award by the Department of Science and Innovation and the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA).


NWU and Mahidol University collaborate on research mentorship programme

Prof Karl Peltzer and Prof Supa Pengpid from Mahidol University in Thailand recently visited the campus in Mahikeng to provide mentorship to emerging researchers as part of the University Capacity Development Programme grant.





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NWU professor appointed as High Court judge

Prof Elmarie van der Schyff of the Faculty of Law has been appointed as a judge in the Gauteng Division of the High Court after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed off on her appointment in mid-November.


NWU’s Maggie crowned Mrs Africa International

Competing against 27 women in the Africa Pageant, Maggie Jasson from the Faculty of Education was recently crowned Mrs Africa International 2020.


Students put radiobiology theory into practice

South Africa has only one national facility with a radiobiology laboratory, and it’s not every day that the opportunity arises to visit it.


For the BSc honours students from the Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology on the campus in Mahikeng, a recent research trip to this facility in Cape Town was a major highlight.


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