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Research Focus

Research in Faculties

Economic and Management Sciences

Health Sciences


Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Natural Sciences:


Centre for Microscopy
Computer Science and Informatics
Institute for Groundwater Studies
Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science
Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology

Research groups
NRF Projects
EXBOC: Extreme Biochemistry
Food Sciences

Plant Sciences Zoology and Entomology

Agricultural Sciences:

Agricultural Economics
Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences
African Large Predator Research Unit
Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences

Building Sciences:

Architecture Quantity Surveying and Construction Management
Urban and Regional Planning


Chairpersons of Research Committee within Faculties:

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences: Prof P Burger
Faculty of Health Sciences: Prof G van Zyl

School of Nursing:Dr WJC van Rhyn
School of Allied Health Professions: Ms C Brandt
School of Medicine: Prof WID Rae

Faculty of Law: Prof JL Pretorius
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences: Prof A Roodt
Faculty of the Humanities: Prof A Wessels
Faculty of Theology: Prof P Verster
Faculty of Education: Dr MM Nkoane

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