Archive | December, 2009

Maties scoop prizes at Boland Sports Council Awards Function

Best Sportsman and Best Sportswoman of the Season, Best Junior Sportsman of the Season, Most Promising Junior Athlete and Best Coach of the Season. These were all awards scooped by Matie athletes at the Boland Sports Council Awards Awards held in Stellenbosch recently. At the event, in which sporting achievements during the 2009 season of […]

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SU obtains sought-after membership of international consortium of universities

Stellenbosch University (SU) is the first university in South Africa and Africa to become a member of the global Academic Consortium for the 21st Century (AC21) organisation. The organisation was established in 2002 under the leadership of Nagoya University in Japan as an international network comprised of educational, research and industrial organisations. AC21’s aim is […]

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Rector gives overview of 2009

Prof Russel Botman, the Rector of Stellenbosch University (SU), gave an overview of 2009 and detailed the road ahead for the University in a letter sent to alumni and friends of the University. He also discussed the issue of the teaching language as well as the University’s plans for the future. For the Rector’s complete […]

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Slovak researcher visits Stellenbosch biofuels researchers

Slovak researcher visits Stellenbosch biofuels researchers

Scientific relations between South Africa and Slovakia have been strengthened with the visit of a leading Slovak researcher to Stellenbosch to collaborate in the activities of biofuels researchers in the Department of Microbiology. This follows the signing of a cultural and scientific collaboration treaty three years ago between South Africa and Slovakia, a small country […]

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship: Department of Biochemistry

Position: Stellenbosch University supports a system for postdoctoral research fellowships in line with its ideal for developing a stimulating research environment where new knowledge and skills can be developed, shared and applied to the benefit of the South African community. Two postdoctoral positions are currently available for a period of one year each in the […]

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How to save electricity over the festive period

The University can save a significant amount of electricity over the festive period by following a few simple rules. According to Mr Dolf Krige, Manager: Utility Services, staff are kindly requested to make sure that electrical appliances are switched off at the wall plugs as most appliances still use electricity even when switched off. Some […]

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Matie swimmer smashes Ryk Neethling's 13 year old record

Matie swimmer smashes Ryk Neethling's 13 year old record

Heerden Herman, the 18-year old Matie swimmer, was in devastating form at the recent SASKO WP Swimming Championships. The current junior world champion in the 800m freestyle led from the gun to smash Ryk Neethling’s SA record for 18-year olds by more than 10 seconds. Ryk’s record has stood for thirteen years after it was established […]

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Evolutionary geneticist recognised as world leader

Prof Terry Robinson, a zoologist from Stellenbosch University searching for genetic clues about the most primitive of African mammals, the Afrotheria, has been awarded an A2 rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF) which recognises him as a world class scientist in his field.

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Sundowners with Rector is Boschfest highlight, Convocation meeting held

Sundowners with Rector is Boschfest highlight, Convocation meeting held

The first ever Boschfest of Stellenbosch University (SU), which attracted alumni and friends from all over, ended on Thursday evening with a ‘Sundowners with the Rector’ event at Coetzenburg. The elegant event was held in a huge Bedouin tent with the exciting new group World@South providing background music. Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, welcomed […]

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Panel discusses climate change at BotZoo research meeting

How serious must we take climate change and what can be done about it? These questions were raised when the topic of climate change was debated during a special session of the Annual Research Meeting of the Department of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University.

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Acquire the art of remembering, graduates told; honorary doctorates awarded

Acquire the art of remembering, graduates told; honorary doctorates awarded

“A graduation is a deep symbolic ritual in which all the memories of your student years are bundled up together – all the sweet and the bitter, the hardship and the joy, the stress and the fun. It is also an important moment for those who are closest to you.” These were the words of […]

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Swedish industrialist and banker among recipients of honorary degrees from by Stellenbosch University

Swedish industrialist and banker among recipients of honorary degrees from by Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University has bestowed honorary doctorates upon the international industrialist and banker, Dr Peter Wallenberg, the researcher and author, Prof John Kannemeyer and the former South African Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Mosibudi Mangena. The honorary doctorates were awarded at the seventh December 2009 Graduation Ceremony of Stellenbosch University with graduates in the Faculties […]

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Festive season greetings from the Dean of Students

The Dean of Students, Llewellyn MacMaster and staff of Student Affairs hereby wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a festive season filled with warmth, peace and joy.  May 2010 be a prosperous year.

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International Antarctic prize for Steven Chown for research on climate change, invasive species

International Antarctic prize for Steven Chown for research on climate change, invasive species

Prof Steven Chown from Stellenbosch University (SU) has been named as the inaugural recipient of the Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica worth $100 000 (about R750 000), in recognition of his outstanding work on the study of invasive alien species and the effects of climate change and human interactions in the region.

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SU graduates must not forget the less fortunate

“You are entering a world where technological advancement is unprecedented. Use these to forge ahead and remember that South Africa, if not the world, needs entrepreneurs and innovators as well as different ways of accomplishing old and new challenges and also persons willing to think in different ways.” These were the words of Ms Ellen […]

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