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Humanities reach new milestones
Humanities reach new milestones
The 2019 Annual Doctoral Conference, held on October 29 and 30, was the National Institute of Humanities and Social Science (NIHSS)’s biggest and...
An uncertain future means graduates need new skills
An uncertain future means graduates need new skills
Along with other initiatives, the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and the ways of thinking it encourages may well provide new ways of thinking...
The academy is riddled with contradictions
The academy is riddled with contradictions
I recently attended a summer research conference at Columbia University in New York hosted by an organisation that aims to promote the entrance of...
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...
How to complete your doctorate while serving in the Cabinet
How to complete your doctorate while serving in the Cabinet
Naledi Pandor, the minister of international relations and co-operation and previously the minister of higher education, reflects on her...
Transformation taking place in the higher education system
Transformation taking place in the higher education system
The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) has recently celebrated its first 100 PhD graduates, demonstrating collaborative efforts between historically disadvantaged and advantaged universities, and how funding PhDs within the borders of South Africa brings...
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...
‘Grace Mugabe’s thesis does not meet minimum academic requirements’
‘Grace Mugabe’s thesis does not meet minimum academic requirements’
In 2014, Grace Mugabe, then First Lady of Zimbabwe, was awarded a Doctorate in Sociology by the University of Zimbabwe. She had only been...
Black graduate numbers are up
Black graduate numbers are up
As someone who has written extensively about the failings of our education system, I was surprised by the quotes emerging in the media coverage of...
More PhDs are not the answer
More PhDs are not the answer
It has become common in recent years to refer to "the PhD crisis" in the tertiary education sector. Typically, this refers to two issues:...
93-year-old gets her PhD
93-year-old gets her PhD
Dr Anna de Jager received her doctoral degree in religious studies last week during the spring graduation ceremony of the University of the Free...

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