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NWU produces research that makes a difference

Welcome to the third edition of the North-West University's newsletter, Research@NWU. The aim of the newsletter is to showcase research projects, researchers and related events. This newsletter is one of seven, distributed to academic staff and researchers during the year.


From ideation to commercialisation – that is impactful NWU research

The Technology Transfer and Innovation Support (TTIS) office at the NWU is helping innovators and entrepreneurs to realise their dreams. When a third-year BCom student, Irene Nompini Tsele, conceived her idea for a cosmetics business, little did she know that partnering with the university's TTIS office would one day make her business flourish.


Study looks at the health benefits of plant-based nutrition

NWU researchers are investigating the role of whole-food plant-based nutrition in South Africa. Prof Andrew Robinson and NWU master's-degree student Dr Nanine Wyma, are co-founders of the Physicians Association for Nutrition South Africa. They are conducting research with the help of the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research.


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Developing online multimedia learning platforms

Offering an enhanced learning experience using multimedia online learning platforms is the key to encouraging participation among Generation Z students – people born between 1997 and the early 2010s. This is one of the findings of an NWU research team.


Support and guidance from community eased rating journey

The subject group Information Systems at the NWU has its first National Research Foundation (NRF) Y2-rated researcher in Prof Joshua Chukwuere. He is an NWU-grown scholar in information systems, specifically emerging and digital technologies.


MASARA focuses on conservation of indigenous music

Aristotle said that music has the power to form the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young. This quote is befitting of the Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources and Applications (MASARA) research niche area at the NWU.



Meet our researchers

Prof Louis Kotzé is a research professor of law and teaches international and African regional environmental law in the structured LLM programme at the NWU. He is also a senior professorial fellow in Earth system law at the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom. His research broadly encompasses three interrelated themes that he approaches from a transnational perspective: human rights, socio-ecological justice and environmental constitutionalism; law and the Anthropocene; and Earth system law.


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