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Tawana Kupe

Research outputs do not make a university ranking

The recent department of higher education and training report on universities’ research productivity is interesting but it is only part of the picture

Universities must be a catalyst for innovation and for good

The Covid-19 pandemic is frightening, but it has also reminded us that we exist because of the care of other people

Tawana Kupe: It takes a continent to raise the Africa we want

Collaborating with other universities will assist in dealing with diseases and other social issues that know no borders

Remove borders to up free knowledge

Boundaries at all levels limit the exchange of ideas necessary to resolve complex global problems

Build a sustainable future for Africa’s youth

The University of Pretoria’s programmes and partnerships aim to ensure appropriate employment opportunities for its students

Partnerships are crucial to progress

We need to work together to build a new and equitable pool of services for all South Africans

Develop responsible students through engaged research and community partnerships

Community engagement and social responsibility is not an “add on”; it is a core role and responsibility of higher education.

The past, the present and the future at UP

The university is launching four transdisciplinary initiatives to harness knowledge in the 4IR era

UP actively boosts women professors and researchers

The university has 83 (32.5%) women professors out of a total of 255

Universities are key to 4IR employment

Graduates need to learn critical, transdisciplinary skills if they are to thrive in the modern workplace

Assault on democracy unites a nation

Universal outrage at the Motsoeneng saga should force this gross injustice to be amended.

Crisis of SABC is crisis for SA

The laws governing the public broadcaster need urgent review because its failure is a loss for society, writes <b>Tawana Kupe</b>.

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