DUT INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE LOOKS AT STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH DATA LENS

The second Institutional Research Conference, under the auspices of the Siyaphumelela Project and Institutional Research, was hosted by the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Institutional Planning Unit, at the Coastlands on the Ridge from 29 to 30 August 2017. The Siyaphumelela (We Succeed) project looked at student success through the data lens, and ways to 

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How important it is to have a degree in South Africa’s current economy

Staff Writer at BusinessTech 27 August 2017 Only four in ten people of working age have a job, with the situation only expected to worsen within the coming years, according to a new report by Statistics South Africa and the Institute for Race Relations. These figures are especially low when compared to many similar economies, while the figure is lowest 

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PhD Students: Time to Make Them University Employees?

Universities around the world looking closely at employment rights and research engagement of doctoral candidates. The benefits of treating PhD students as university employees, an issue under consideration by some institutions in the UK and US, have been spotlighted by the recent completion of reforms in Sweden. Changes to the law in Sweden, implementing an 

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