06 March: English: Reading a photographic archive from Indian Ocean Africa: Capital Art Studio in Stone Town, Zanzibar Speakers: Dr Pamila Gupta (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) & Prof Meg Samuelson (UCT) Time: 12:00 - 13:00 Venue: Room 579, Arts building
06 March: Sociology & Social Anthropology: Precarious Japan Speaker: Prof Anne Alison, (Duke University, USA) Time: 13:00 - 14:30 Venue: Room 401, Arts building
06-16 March: Visual Arts: Back to the Future-Platinum Art jewellery exhibition Presented by: Creative Jewellery Design and Metal Techniques Division in the Visual Arts Department (SU) Time: Monday to Friday, 10:00 -16:00; and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 - 14:00 Venue: Slee Gallery, 101 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
07 March: Political Science: The Breakdown of International Negotiations: A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Trade Policy Speakers: Daniel Lorberg and Holger Janusch (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany)Time: 12:15 - 13:30 Venue: Room 648, Arts building
MEET OUR ALUMNI!
Alumnus Theresa Jo Wessels tells us more about her career as a jewellery artist and printmaker and the contribution she and a few other Matie artists made to the SU Bursary Fund recently. Read about it here.
The Graduate School is the umbrella structure for the coordination of research themes focused on Africa's development and administers doctoral programmes and full-time doctoral scholarships in the Faculty.
The Partnership for Africa's Next Generation of Academics (PANGeA) currently consists of six universities on the African continent which forms a network focused on strengthening the development of higher education in Africa by creating amongst others opportunities for collaborative research and exchange amongst peer institutions.
The Graduate School, the African Doctoral Academy and PANGeA make up the components of the Faculty's flagship project (the Graduate School and ADA initiative), which forms part of Stellenbosch University's HOPE Project.
Two scholarships of R25 000 each were recently awarded to two gifted undergraduate and postgraduate music students specialising in composition. The first Hans Roosenschoon Music Foundation Composition Scholarships were awarded to Roché van Tiddens and Lise Morrison this year. Roché, who is an undergraduate student, passed his third year of BMus (Composition) with six distinctions, […]
With a final round of election registration scheduled for 8 and 9 February, political scientists at Stellenbosch University (SU) and non-governmental organisations are encouraging citizens, especially the youth, to register for the upcoming elections. ?Your vote does count,? says Dr Nicola de Jager from the Political Science Department. ?The proportional representation system applied by South […]
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences recently conferred 26 PhD degrees at the December graduation ceremony held specifically for doctoral graduates in the Endler Hall of the Conservatorium. This is the first year that Stellenbosch University (SU) has organised separate graduation ceremonies for PhD graduates. “I am very proud of each PhD student that […]
PhD researchers and leading academics from across the globe are meeting at Stellenbosch University (SU) this week to discuss the invaluable contribution that the social sciences make to development throughout the world. The weeklong event, titled Social Sciences for Development, will take place from 28 October to 01 November and is co-hosted by the Faculty […]
Prof Anton van Niekerk (photo), Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Applied Ethics, both at Stellenbosch University (SU), has been appointed as a member of the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) in September by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. This appointment is for a three-year period. […]
Prof Frans Swanepoel (photo), Deputy-Director of the African Doctoral Academy has been appointed by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) to chair a national consensus study to revitalise Agricultural Education and Training (AET) in South Africa. The mandate of the ASSAf Consensus Studies is to provide evidence-based advice to government on matters of […]
Prof Johann Cook (photo), a lecturer in Stellenbosch University’s Department of Ancient Studies and researcher specialising in the Septuagint (the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible), was recently appointed as President of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT). The news was officially announced at an IOSOT business meeting in Munich, Germany, […]