History was made at the Durban University of Technology during the first Virtual graduation that took place yesterday (Wednesday, 10 June 2020). The graduation was held in place of the April and May graduations that could not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the ceremony 7832 students were honoured in absentia. Various teams at the University had to work around the clock making sure that the class of 2019 was honoured for its achievements but also accommodate COVID-19 regulations.
The Virtual Graduation was broadcasted on SA FM and 5FM about an hour later at 13h10 to ensure that it reaches as many students as possible.
DUT’S PROF BUX SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS IN THE ‘SCIENCE OSCARS’
Professor Faizal Bux is honoured to be selected as a finalist for two prestigious awards in the ‘Science Oscars’ of South Africa, the NSTF-South32 Awards, recently.
The multi-award winning Prof Bux is the Director at the Institute for Water and Waste Water Technology (IWWT) at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). Annually, nominations are invited by the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) and he was nominated by DUT’s Professor Sibusiso Moyo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC): Research, Innovation and Engagement (RIE) and a senior executive from Rand Water (Professor HC Kasan).
DUT’S PROFESSOR BAUK’S COIL PROJECTS HELP BOOST STUDENTS’ CREATIVE POTENTIALS
One of the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) mission is to promote excellence in teaching, technology transfer and applied research. DUT academics like Professor Sanja Bauk (a lecturer and researcher at Maritime Studies Department, Faculty of Applied Sciences, is passionate about promoting excellence, especially for her work on Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).
COIL was founded in 2006 by the State University of New York Professor Jon Rubin, as a model for fostering cross-cultural student competence through the development of multicultural learning environments that link University or college classes in different countries online.
DUT MIDLANDS ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTRE AND STUDENT DESK INITIATES ONE HOME ONE GARDEN PROJECT FOR DUT’S NEIGHBOURING COMMUNITY
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) Midlands campus through the Entrepreneurship Centre donated over 150 seedlings to 50 homes in the community of Imbali and Edendale in Pietermaritzburg, recently.
The Centre initiated an One Home One Garden Project for the DUT’s Midlands neighbouring community, intending to pledge the university support to its immediate community, especially during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic and to strengthen the relationship between the institution and its people.