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Why Vhembe is producing top matrics

The main reason is everyone in the region supports a culture of education, with a focus on maths and science

The model of PhD study at South African universities needs to change

My argument is that the doctorate hasn’t changed nearly enough because universities are essentially conservative spaces.

An uncertain future means graduates need new skills

As universities grapple with the demands of the fourth industrial revolution, it is clear that a radical shift from business as usual is required

The academy is riddled with contradictions

Academic spaces are unwelcoming to students of colour. We need to be honest in recognising this

Higher education institutions need to face up to the future

The emerging new world order demands reflexive schools whose graduates address society’s needs

Transformation taking place in the higher education system

Relevant African content and collaboration are key

NIHSS awards scholarships to more than 600 doctoral students

The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences invests in revitalising South Africa's higher educational spaces

‘Grace Mugabe’s thesis does not meet minimum academic requirements’

The discussion in the thesis around theory is shallow and is likely at a level somewhere between an honours dissertation and a half Masters’ thesis

Black graduate numbers are up

The figures show that, in real terms, those getting degrees more than doubled in the past 10 years.

PhDs hold key to SA’s development

The growth of the economy is inextricably linked to scientific advancement, which is why more postgraduate students are needed.

More PhDs are not the answer

Proper human resource development and career and succession planning in academia are far more important.

93-year-old gets her PhD

Dr Anna de Jager received her doctoral degree in religious studies last week during the spring graduation ceremony at UFS.

Plant research graduates head home

An advanced studies programme in plant breeding at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Pietermaritzburg campus produced seven PhD graduates this year.

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