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You’re invited to a TSITICA webinar

The ARUA Centre of Excellence in Climate & Development (ARUA-CD) and the African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research (ACEIR) are hosting a webinar as part of their joint project on Transforming Social Inequalities through Inclusive Climate Action (TSITICA).

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New Director for ARUA Centre of Excellence in Food Security

The University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Lindiwe Majele Sibanda as Director of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Food Security, hosted at UP in collaboration with the Universities of Nairobi, Kenya and Ghana, Legon. Professor Sibanda will be supported by two co-Directors at UP – Professors Hettie Schönfeldt and Frans Swanepoel.

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Quantum Meet-Up for ARUA Professors and Students

One year ago Wits University and IBM signed a historic collaborative agreement to bring quantum computing to the African continent — for free. Using a cloud service called the IBM Quantum Experience, ARUA professors and students can access real quantum computers and run experiments.

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Confronting our Common Challenges

Africa and Europe have a unique opportunity to develop their relationship in new, strategic ways, through collaboration on common global challenges that delivers on the key objectives of the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU).

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Stellenbosch University produces PPE and medical robot

At the university, several notable efforts have gone into the production of personal protective equipment, innovative tools for patient management and treatment therapies. For instance, the 3D printing laboratory of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stellenbosch University has been repurposed to print and assemble much-needed visors for front-line workers. Also, food scientists made 18 litres of alcohol-based hand sanitiser from stale bread crumbs in an in-house fermentation tank.

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