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Ready, steady, navigate AI – like a dung beetle
Ready, steady, navigate AI – like a dung beetle
Have you ever wondered why dung beetles don’t get lost, even when navigating vast expanses backwards?
Higher education institutions need to face up to the future
Higher education institutions need to face up to the future
In a knowledge society, 85% of all assets are intangible; about 70% of these assets are resident in people. People have moved to centre stage because...
What is the real value of a doctoral degree?
What is the real value of a doctoral degree?
Minister Naledi Pandor should be commended for undertaking and completing her doctoral studies (How to complete your...
International Indian Ocean expedition
International Indian Ocean expedition
In the 1960s, Australia made a significant contribution to the first International Indian Ocean Expedition through repeated voyages along the...
A new vision of the postcolonial
A new vision of the postcolonial
Thirty-seven years ago, when I arrived as a master’s student to study for my clinical psychology degree, having practised as a social worker in...
Future Africa: forging transdisciplinary solutions to Africa’s challenges
Future Africa: forging transdisciplinary solutions to Africa’s challenges
Research is central to the University of Pretoria’s long-term vision. It aims to be a leading research-intensive university in Africa, recognised...
Smart ants cut the needless chatter
Smart ants cut the needless chatter
Leaf-cutter ants build super-highways to transfer food and building materials hundreds of metres without communicating with each other, scientists...
Five reasons why it’s still a good idea to study an MBA
Five reasons why it’s still a good idea to study an MBA
While interest in the MBA (Master of Business Administration) has declined slightly in the United States (US) in recent years, programmes outside...
​UFS celebrates excellence through its research hubs
​UFS celebrates excellence through its research hubs
The University of the Free State (UFS) is proud of its research leaders. As of 2018 the UFS has 156 NRF-rated researchers and five Sarchi Research...
High-voltage innovation
High-voltage innovation
Electrical engineering spans a wide area of research, understanding and study. One of these areas, though not the most popular among researchers,...
Foreign doctorates are attractive ― but don’t write off homegrown PhDs
Foreign doctorates are attractive ― but don’t write off homegrown PhDs
Introducing more skilled employees into the economy is an important path to development for many middle income countries. That’s why increased...
Better standards and guidelines can bolster research literature reviews
Better standards and guidelines can bolster research literature reviews
There is an enormous amount of academic research in the world. And the number is growing all the time. The volume of research articles doubles every nine years. In...

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