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Stellenbosch University vaccination statementhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8569Stellenbosch University vaccination statementStellenbosch University Rectorate/ Rektoraat van die Universiteit StellenboschWe call on the people of Stellenbosch University (SU) to choose vaccination against COVID-19, a severe, life-threatening disease. The vaccine is the most effective way to protect yourself as well as your family, friends, colleagues, fellow students and me
SU launches COVID-19 vaccination sitehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8453SU launches COVID-19 vaccination siteCorporate Communication and Marketing / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie en BemarkingOn Tuesday 10 August, Stellenbosch University (SU) will launch a vaccination site for its staff and members of the public who have registered on the official South African COVID-19 vaccination portal.
Vice-chancellors lead fundraising at universitieshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8429Vice-chancellors lead fundraising at universitiesKaren BrunsCreating access to higher education remains a major financial challenge. For this reason, vice-chancellors, as leaders of universities, play a crucial role as their institutions’ chief fundraiser.
Renowned bioinformatician joins forces with Stellenbosch University in fight against pandemicshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8418Renowned bioinformatician joins forces with Stellenbosch University in fight against pandemicsCorporate Communication & Marketing / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie & BemarkingProf Tulio de Oliveira, the world-renowned bioinformatician who identified a new variant of COVID-19 in South Africa in December 2020, is to set up a new institute at SU aimed at understanding and controlling epidemics and pandemics.
Communication from Council (meeting of 21 June 2021)http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8356Communication from Council (meeting of 21 June 2021)Corporate Communication and Marketing Division / Afdeling Korporatiewe Kommunikasie en BemarkingThe meeting took place against the backdrop of a renewed rise in COVID-19 infections nationwide, which has prompted government to return the country to alert level 3.
Record number of qualifications in 2020 despite COVID-19 challengeshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8304Record number of qualifications in 2020 despite COVID-19 challengesCorporate Communication and Marketing DivisionStellenbosch University (SU) has broken its own record for the most qualifications awarded at the institution in an academic year. The latest figures show that the University conferred 9 234 degrees, certificates and diplomas in 2020 – up from the previou
Excellence in science, technology and innovation for Africahttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8278Excellence in science, technology and innovation for AfricaWim de VilliersAn Africa Day op-ed by SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Wim de Villiers, published by Business Day on 25 May 2021
Broader access and a better future thanks to SU's approach to language, says Rector at SAHRC hearinghttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8226Broader access and a better future thanks to SU's approach to language, says Rector at SAHRC hearingCorporate Communication and Marketing Division / Afdeling Korporatiewe Kommunikasie en BemarkingThe SAHRC convened an inquiry into allegations of a prohibition on the use of Afrikaans at SU. The hearing was held at STIAS in Stellenbosch.
Communication from Council (meeting of 13 April 2021)http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8158Communication from Council (meeting of 13 April 2021)Stellenbosch University / Universiteit StellenboschThe Council of Stellenbosch University (SU) held its first of four scheduled meetings for the year on Tuesday 13 April 2021. As in December 2020, we again met in hybrid mode, with some members gathering on campus (observing all COVID-19 protocols) and oth
Maties remains committed to inclusive multilingualism http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8125Maties remains committed to inclusive multilingualism Wim de VilliersLanguage – more particularly Afrikaans – at SU has again been hotly discussed recently, SU Rector Prof Wim de Villiers says in an op-ed. He asks if there really is a problem or whether is it opportunism for political gain.