Unisa Workshop examines the oral testing of PhD candidates

Unisa News The School of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Graduate Studies hosted the 12th and last supervision capacity workshop on the doctoral viva voce for the Unisa community. The viva voce, usually referred to solely as “viva”, is an oral test during which PhD candidates defend their thesis in front of a panel of examiners. The phrase “viva voce” literally translates to “with living voice”. The oral defence will form part of the examination process for PhD candidates from the 2021 cohort onward as per…

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Africa’s rural universities aren’t delivering for the 21st Century–Unisa Researcher

By Chinaza Uleanya, Researcher, University of South Africa (Unisa) Education has been described as a tool for development. In certain instances, a good, stable and quality educational system is synonymous to development. But to play this role, education systems need to stay relevant. Institutions of learning and training centres must adjust their educational systems as well as their curricula to suit the demands of current times. This has happened through the centuries. As major changes have occurred in society – or put another way as industrial revolutions have taken root – higher education…

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University of South Africa’s School of Computing Ranked 5th for Research Output

UTI Official The University of South Africa (Unisa) is immensely proud of its School of Computing for being ranked in fifth position amongst 23 universities in terms of its research output. In an article written by Stellenbosch University researcher Douglas A Parry and published in the South African Computer Journal (July 2019), Unisa was ranked fifth, following the universities of Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal and well ahead of the University of Witwatersrand, Tshwane University of Technology, Stellenbosch University and the University of Western Cape, to mention but a…

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