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All the latest news and activies from The Wits Foundation: Driving a deeper sense of connection between Wits University and its alumni and helping to forge relationships with other friends and partners of Wits.

HOWZIT Global Witsies – 2023 What A Year!

15 December 2023

Wits University shines as a beacon of hope for South Africa, thanks to the dedication of you, our global Wits community. Despite global and local challenges, our accomplishments inspire optimism. We disbursed R1.4 billion in financial aid, scholarships and bursaries, thereby impacting on thousands of students, and unveiled groundbreaking infrastructure projects like the Wits Brian and Dorothy Zylstra Sports Complex. Research flourished while relevant initiatives like the Wits Innovation Centre emerged.

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Howzit: Witsies in the UK

7 November 2023

The jacarandas have showered their flowers in front of Wits’ Great Hall as spring arrived in South Africa. Though the cool weather of autumn is upon the UK, the warmest of wishes from UK alumni, partners and friends of Wits greeted us as we announced a joint doctoral programme with a top UK university and when a Wits Deputy Vice-Chancellor visited the UK recently. Thank you for remembering your roots and for the warm welcome.

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Watch: Alumni from Australia and the UK celebrate Prof Margo Steele’s 90th Birthday

2 August 2023

Howzit: Witsies in the UK

27 July 2023

Summer has arrived and brings with it many memories – the smell of the wet earth on the Library Lawns after a Joburg afternoon thunderstorm, the taste of a boerewors roll and a ray of sunshine with a sprinkling of blue and gold outside the Great Hall.

We hope that this newsletter will bring us closer as a community, and that it becomes a vibrant space created by Witsies for Witsies, where we can celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of Witsies in the UK and graduates with the edge – no matter where they are scattered across the globe.

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Wits-Edinburgh research partnership ‘heads to space’ at a research symposium at the University of Edinburgh to explore collaboration on space projects.

5 June 2023

Researchers from Wits and the University of Edinburgh held a symposium to explore collaborative opportunities for Space Research projects.

Already nestled in a strong strategic partnership, both universities recognise that as Global South and Global North institutions, there are unique opportunities to utilise their complementary strengths to collaborate on future-thinking research projects such as Space Research.

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WESAF: Wits Edinburgh Sustainable African Futures Doctoral Programme, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, opens to applicants.

4 May 2023

Given its natural resources, its young growing population, and its location at the centre of the world, Africa, and its sustainable futures, are becoming increasingly globally important, and locally relevant. It is therefore imperative for Africa to develop the high-level skills required to achieve a just and inclusive, sustainable society, and to address the 21st-century challenges.

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