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December graduations to conclude the UFS academic year
UFS December graduations: three days and six ceremonies of paying tribute to hard work, persistence, and perseverance.

The University of the Free State (UFS) is looking forward to conferring undergraduate, postgraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in all faculties during the upcoming end-of-year graduation ceremonies taking place in December 2018.

The UFS Bloemfontein Campus will host inspiring celebrations for graduates and their families in the Callie Human Centre on the dates specified below.
For more information about the upcoming ceremonies, visit the graduation home page, where graduating students can also access the graduation frequently-asked questions (FAQs).  Additional enquiries can be directed to
Graduation ceremonies for the different faculties will take place on the following dates:

4 December 2018

09:00 - Faculties of Economic and Management Sciences and Education

14:30 - South Campus: Open Distance Learning 

5 December 2018

09:00 - Faculties of the Humanities and Theology and Religion

14:30 - Faculties of Law and Natural and Agricultural Sciences

6 December 2018

09:00 - Faculty of Health Sciences (including School of Nursing)

14:30 - Master's and Doctorate degrees (all faculties)

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Centre for Development Support focuses on job creation

Pictured above are Prof. Marais and Dr. Toerien at the seminar.
Photo: Stephen Collet

The Centre for Development Support (CDS) is a progressive research unit at the University of the Free State (UFS). The centre is also seen as a training unit promoting sustainable human development. To prove this, the CDS recently presented a seminar series with the Khanya African Institute for Community-Driven Development.

The seminar was titled “Of paradoxes and job creation: Exploring alternative solutions”. Many aspects were looked at and Dr Daan Toerien, former Vice-President of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), presented the seminar.

According to Prof. Lochner Marais, director of the CDS, the seminar series looked into the various conflicts between technology, job creation and local economic development planning. Everyone who attended the seminar would agree that the frontiers of knowledge were undoubtedly challenged. -Lize du Plessis

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