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CCP-FEWS appoints Distinguished Visiting Professor, Prof. Charis Galanakis

The Centre for Cyber-Physical Food, Energy & Water Systems, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, appoints distinguished visiting Professor, Dr Charis Galanakis. The appointment was made to recognize his outstanding achievements and expertise in the field of agricultural sciences and food waste recovery. It falls under the University’s Global Excellence and Stature (GES) 4.0 […]

UJ’s Prof Tartibu illuminated the path to transforming engineering optimisation

In today’s fast-paced technological landscape, solving intricate engineering problems has become a significant challenge. Conventional optimisation methods often struggle to find efficient solutions because of the complex and multifaceted nature of these issues. Lagouge Tartibu, a Professor in the field of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), believes there’s a game-changing solution to […]

Elevating Building Inspection Standards in South Africa: UJ’s Building Inspector Programme

In 2014, the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) acknowledged a pressing need to enhance the competencies of Building Inspectors in South Africa, uncovering a significant shortfall of 30,000 to 50,000 qualified professionals in the field. To address this imperative challenge, the NHBRC collaborated with higher education institutions and the Local Government Sector Education and […]

Hard work and networking – the key to UJ alumni’s stellar trajectory

Xolani Mzileni

For someone so young and having faced so much hardship and struggle in his life, UJ alumnus Xolani Mzileni is nothing short of exemplary, a shining example of courage and leadership in the face of adversity. Xolani, 29, graduated from UJ in 2018 with a BTech (Hons) degree in Quality Management, being awarded the Engineering […]

UJ engineering twins achieve Dean’s Honours list

Twins often have much in common, and in the case of these twin pairs on the Dean’s Honours Roll, their academic achievements are equally outstanding. Both Ange-leonnelle Nzangue Fouogang and her twin, Loanne Audrey Nzangue Fobasso, along with twins Russell and Ryan Taengwa, earned a place on the annual Dean’s Honours Roll in the Faculty […]

Prof. Oboirien’s inaugural address spotlights sustainable energy solutions

Professor Bilainu Oboirien presented his professorial inauguration address “Biomass Gasification, Circular Economy, Energy Storage and Energy Transition” in front of invited guests at the Ubuntu Chambers, Madibeng Building, at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Kingsway Campus, on Wednesday 11 October 2023. Introducing him, Dr Nolitha Vukuza, Senior Executive Director: University Relations, Student Affairs and UJ […]

UJ researchers and students triumph at BRICS Future Skill Challenge

The Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre (SHSCRC) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) is celebrating a remarkable achievement at the BRICS Future Skill Challenge, held in Johannesburg from 12th to 15th September, 2023. A team of UJ students, trained and guided by SHSCRC researchers, claimed the gold medal in the Building Information Modeling […]

UJ’s Precious Maputle honoured with the 2023 Mail & Guardian ‘Power of Women’ Award

The University of Johannesburg, Marketing Coordinator: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment), Ms Precious Maputle has achieved recognition as a winner in the prestigious 2023 Mail & Guardian “Power of Women” Awards, specifically in the category of “Governing Woman.” This annual event, celebrating its 18th year, is a well-established platform that showcases the accomplishments […]

Young UJ engineer wins prestigious NRF award

Dr Thandiwe Sithole from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has won the prestigious 2023 National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Excellence Award for Early Career/Emerging Researchers in the female Engineering category. Dr Sithole is a senior lecturer in the UJ Department of Chemical Engineering Technology. Said Prof Sarah Gravett, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Internationalisation […]