Prof Gert van Zyl (third from right) from the Division of Medical Virology in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) delivered his inaugural lecture on Tuesday, 21 May. He spoke about Along a meandering road: Highlights and lessons in medical virology. Also at the lecture were Profs Julia Blitz (Vice-Dean: Learning and Teaching at the FMHS), Wolfgang Preiser (Division of Medical Virology), Hester Klopper (Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Strategic Initiatives and Internationalisation), Jimmy Volmink (Dean of the FMHS), and Dr Therese Fish (Vice-Dean: Clinical Services and Social Impact at the FMHS). Photo: FLORENCE DE VRIES

Prof Coenie Koegelenberg (middle) from the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) delivered his inaugural lecture on Monday, 3 June. The title of his address was The significance of sound: Learning through listening. Also at the lecture were Profs Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, and Jimmy Volmink, Dean of the FMHS. Photo: WILMA STASSEN.

Op Donderdag 23 Mei het prof Lou-Marie Kruger van die Departement Sielkunde in die Fakulteit Lettere en Sosiale Wetenskappe haar intreerede, getiteld Love in a time of violence: Of caring and of shame, gelewer. Saam met Kruger by die geleentheid was proff Anthony Leysens, Dekaan van die Fakulteit Lettere en Sosiale Wetenskappe, en Stan du Plessis, Uitvoerende Bedryfshoof. Foto: STEFAN ELS

On Wednesday 12 June, Prof Christo Thesnaar (middle) from the Department of Practical Theology and Missiology in the Faculty of Theology delivered his inaugural lecture. He spoke about Divine discomfort: A relational encounter with multi-generational and multi-layered trauma. With Thesnaar at the lecture were Profs Reggie Nel, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, and Stan du Plessis, Chief Operating Officer. Photo: ANTON JORDAAN

Inaugural Lecture​s

An inaugural lecture is a formal event for newly appointed professors or those who have been promoted to full professor and has to be presented within a year after their appointment or promotion.

The Registrar’s Division is responsible for co-ordinating the production and publishing of inaugural lectures as well as the content management of this website.

The Corporate Communication Division collaborates with the different faculties regarding the logistical arrangements for the event.

Colleagues, family members and other interested parties are invited to attend the inaugural event.

Upcoming Lectures

Prof Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs

Resilience: An approach to navigating towards more just and sustainable futures in the Anthropocene

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Room1046, Van der Sterr Building, Bosman Street, Stellenbosch, 12 Bosman Street
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600 South Africa
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Prof Ingrid Woolard

Mind the gap: Income inequality in post-apartheid South Africa

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Room 1046, van der Sterr Building, Bosman Street, Stellenbosch, 12 Bosman Street
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600 South Africa
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Prof Guangling Liu

Macro-prudential policy and financial stability: Generic versus sector-specific rules

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Room1046, Van der Sterr Building, Bosman Street, Stellenbosch, 12 Bosman Street
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600 South Africa
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Prof Jonathan Jansen

From ‘die sedelike toestand van die kleurling’ to ‘the cognitive functioning of coloured women’: A century of research on coloured people at the University of Stellenbosch

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MathScience/IndustPsych Building – Lecture Hall 1005, 36 Merriman Avenue
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600 South Africa
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Prof Thuli Madonsela

Viewing the law through a social justice lens: Can data analytics help judges and lawyers answer the call to leave no one behind

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Adam Small Auditorium, Ryneveld Street, 2 Victoria Street
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600 South Africa
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2019 Past Inaugural Lectures

Prof Gert van Zyl

Along a meandering road: Highlights and lessons in medical virology

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Lecture Hall 7, Education Building, Tygerberg Campus, Francie Van Zijl Drive
Cape Town, Western Cape 7505 South Africa
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Prof Lou-Marie Kruger

Love in a time of violence: of caring and of shame

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Ou Hoofgebou (Old Main Building), Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch, 50 Ryneveld Street
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600 South Africa
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Prof Coenie Koegelenberg

The significance of sound: Learning through listening

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Lecture Hall 7, Education Building, Tygerberg Campus, Francie Van Zijl Drive
Cape Town, Western Cape 7505 South Africa
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Prof Christo Thesnaar

Divine discomfort: A relational encounter with multi-generational and multi-layered trauma

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Attie van Wijk Auditorium, Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch, 171 Dorp Street
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600 South Africa
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