UKZN Launches International Partner Week
The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted national and international delegates during its inaugural International Partner Week held from 29 October to 1 November.
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IDini entsha yeSikole Sezobunjiniyela e-UKZN, uSolwazi Glen Bright, uqale umsebenzi wakhe ngokubamba umhlangano wokucobelelana ngolwazi lapho bekuguqulwa uhlelozifundo . Inhloso yalo mhlangano obubanjwe ngomhla wama-24 kuMfumfu 2018 bekuwukuhlela kabusha uhlelozifundo kwezobuNjiniyela ukuze lube nomthelela emphakathini futhi lufeze nezidingo eziguqukayo zezimbon.
The School of Built Environment and Development Studies recently hosted a careers expo and workshop for its students. The event, held at the Howard College campus, exposed students to business opportunities; various careers in their choice of study; employment skills and knowledge; postgraduate course application procedures and requirements and allowed employers and sponsors to meet with their potential employees.
The College of Health Sciences’ Departments of Family Medicine and Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences recently partnered with Wentworth Hospital’s Diabetic clinic to provide supervised exercise therapy to patients.
On 24 October, members of the KwaZulu-Natal branch of the South African Institute of Agricultural Engineers (SAIAE) as well as SAIAE Council members, UKZN Bioresources Engineering staff, parents and friends of the final-year Agricultural Engineering students at UKZN gathered for the annual general meeting (AGM) of the SAIAE KwaZulu-Natal branch and the presentation of the final-year design projects.
UKZN’s College of Humanities recently hosted two Public Lectures as part of the Transformation and Leadership Lecture Series at the Unite Building. Renowned African Philosopher Professor Mogobe Ramose discussed the topics Romanus Pontifex: In Memory of Mother Africa and Ubuntu and Inclusive Epistemology in Higher Education.
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Othisha abavela eSikoleni SeziFundokuhlelwa Komumo Wezakhiwo Nentuthuko u-Dkt Claudia Loggia kanye no Mnu Viloshin Govender basanda kwethula inkulumo yesikhangiso kanye nephepha kusihloko esithi Co-producing spatial maps for risk management and disaster response in informal settlements in South Africa, Enkundleni yezeNhlalo yoMphakathi yezoMhlaba ebibanjelwe e-Fukuoka, e-Japan.
PhD candidate in Plant Breeding Mr Aleck Kondwakwenda recently presented his research at the annual Tropentag conference, hosted by Ghent University in Belgium. The conference included discussions on global food security and food safety, specifically the role of universities.
The Farmer Support Group (FSG), a community development, outreach and research unit based in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) at UKZN, recently hosted its eighth annual Food and Nutrition Fair, celebrated in conjunction with World Food Day at KwaNocomboshe, Msinga Top in KwaZulu-Natal.
In Higher Education Institutions, there are still people who don’t have an understanding of what disability is ‘because we still do not regard certain situations and conditions as disabilities simply because of lack of knowledge and also ignorance.’ This was the assertion made by Dr Roseline Laka-Mathebula, the Executive Director for the Student Services Division at UKZN, when she opened the 4th Annual Disability Support Research Indaba held recently at Howard College’s UNITE Building.
UKZN’s Colleges of Health Sciences (CHS) and Humanities recently launched an emerging academics peer-mentorship forum. The programme was facilitated by Dr Tivani Mashamba-Thompson, the academic leader for research at the School of Nursing and Public Health.
Merryl Hammond PhD graduated as a nurse and midwife from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in 1978. She did several psychiatric rotations as part of her initial and postgraduate nursing training, never dreaming she would one day become a mental patient herself. But bipolar disorder (used to be called manic depression) rudely interrupted at age 51.
Miss Sayuri Padayachee, a PhD student in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences recently presented her Masters research at the 2018 Congress of the International Society of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) in Amsterdam.