Physics Building Expansion Officially Opened
Physics Building Expansion Officially Opened
An extension to the Department of Physics at the University of the Free State (UFS) was officially opened on the Bloemfontein Campus on 20 April 2016.


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Prof Danie Vermeulen, new Faculty Dean
Prof Danie Vermeulen, new Faculty Dean
The Council of the UFS approved the appointment of Prof Danie Vermeulen as Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences during its meeting on 11 March 2016.


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UFS Scientists part of team: Dissecting the Milky Way
UFS Scientists part of team: Dissecting the Milky Way
H.E.S.S. (High Energy Stereoscopic System) scientists publically revealed their latest galactic discovery in the international science journal, Nature, on 16 March 2016.


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Institute for Groundwater Studies Lab Globally Endorsed
Institute for Groundwater Studies Lab Globally Endorsed
The IGS Laboratory at the UFS is on equal footing with international testing labs. With its accreditation in March 2016 by SANAS, this lab now officially meets global standards.


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Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Improving Ordinary Lives
Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Improving Ordinary Lives
The future of scientific research at the Qwaqwa Campus is in good hands. Dr L Koao is one of the members of the Vice-Chancellor’s Prestige Scholars Programme (PSP) on this Campus.


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Agricultural Economics

Environment News (UNEP)


Africa Environment Outlook 2 – Our Environment, Our Wealth (AEO-2) profiles Africa’s environmental resources as an asset for the region’s development. The report highlights the opportunities presented by the natural resource base to support development and the objectives of the African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The report underscores the need for sustainable livelihoods, and the importance of environmental initiatives in supporting them. Emphasis is put on what should and can be done with existing (remaining) environmental assets, in the context of identified constraints (issues), rather than focusing on what has been already lost.

Read more: Africa's Natural Wealth Key to Economic Prospects

or visit: http://www.unep.org/dewa/africa/aeo2_launch/


Agriculture and Food Production: Quo Vadis – What are the options to feed the world while sustaining the production base?

by: Dr Hans R Herren, President of the Millennium Institute, Laureate: World Food Prize 1995, Kilby Award 1995, Brandenberger Prize 2002, Tyler Prize 2003, Foreign Associate of the US Academy of Sciences 1999, President of Biovision, President, International Association of Plant Protection Sciences,

Environment on the Edge is a series of lectures given by leading international figures that examine our current relationship with the natural world and discuss what tomorrow might bring.

The lecture series, is a joint collaboration between New Hall and St Edmund"s College, Cambridge University, the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The lecture series and the production of this publication were made possible by the generosity of BP.

SEE ALSO: Women in Conservation and their Stewardship of the Natural World by Dr Kathryn Fuller, Former President of the WWF in the US

Nature Capital: the key to poverty eradicaton by Dr Klaus Toepfer

http://www.unep-wcmc.org/edge/index.html 


 

Last updated: 26 January 2011 12:41