Report: Stellenbosch University’s Research and Innovation Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Through continued investment in research, Stellenbosch University (SU) has positioned itself well to respond to events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
SU researchers, both established and emerging, have thus far made a valuable contribution in terms of addressing the challenges that our country faces right now. They have been working tirelessly to help meet the health-related needs of and to curb the spread of the virus.
Some have looked at ways to improve sterilisation in the food and beverage industries as well as in medicine; to reduce respiratory viral infections associated within public transport; and to develop models to evaluate the spread of COVID-19 in African countries. Others have turned bread into hand sanitisers; printed 3D ventilator parts and protective gear for health workers; and volunteered for the CrowdFight COVID-19 initiative in South Africa. Some of our academics are also producing opinion editorials on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information on the COVID-19 research activities, click here to download a report on SU’s research and innovation response to the COVID-19 pandemic.