Ylva Rodny-Gumede

Ylva Rodny-Gumede is a professor of communication studies and the senior director of the division for internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg

Virtual world left out of policy on universities’ international collaboration

The pandemic has underlined the need for effective research, teaching and learning through virtual platforms regardless of travel restrictions

Is internationalisation in jeopardy?

The pandemic is an opportunity for universities to set new parameters for interacting with foreign students and staff

Caring for students goes beyond the teaching project

The Covid-19 pandemic gives universities an opportunity to find new ways of ensuring the health and well-being of students

Rethinking communication and innovation in the time of Covid-19

Physical distancing rules do not have to mean that we work in isolation; on the contrary, the need for communication has never been greater

How universities can use the coronavirus outbreak to promote regionalisation

International student and staff exchanges are key components of higher education. But the Covid-19 pandemic offers the chance to look closer to home

Transform campuses, transform society

These transit points can move the decolonisation process forward by breaking down barriers

Prepare for the  ‘unknown unknowns’

Universities need to adapt teaching and curricula to cater for the fourth industrial revolution

What is the real value of a doctoral degree?

The qualification must evolve beyond the niche to better the society in which academics live

South Africa needs to think differently and embrace 4IR

The country is still locked into the past and the world is moving on, so we need to act quickly

Cyberattacks on female journalists threaten everyone

The threats are not only to the individuals but also to democracy and freedom of news media

News media needs to save face

Its credibility is at stake and an open, all-encompassing approach needs to be taken

The future is with us. Rethink it

Industry 4.0 affects the humanities and they need to seize on the opportunities to mitigate problems

Press Releases

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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