Wits University

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, also known as Wits University is a leading, internationally-ranked, research-intensive University located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the economic heartland of Africa. Committed to academic and research excellence, Wits generates high level scarce skills for a globally competitive world, while addressing local social and economic development. At the forefront of a changing society, Wits is a social leader, dedicated to advancing the public good.
Wits is known for its work in deep level mining, science, health sciences, accountancy, law, governance, and the humanities, amongst others. It houses five Faculties which comprise 34 Schools. The five Faculties are Commerce, Law and Management; Engineering and the Built Environment; Health Sciences, Humanities and Science.
The University offers approximately 3 600 courses to about 30 800 full-time students, of whom about a third are postgraduate and 55% are female. Almost 65% of all doctoral candidates and about half of all enrollments are in the Science, Engineering and Technology fields. Wits has developed about 130 000 graduates in its 92 years of existence. It has a proud record in that about 87% of all publications are in accredited international journals.
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Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Africa (edX)

Aug 16th 2021
Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Africa (edX)
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Learn how to cultivate media freedom in Africa through advocating for improved policy and practice. This free course aims to empower activists, students, regulators, journalists, lawyers, and everyone interested in ensuring a free, pluralistic and independent African media.
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Decolonising Evaluation (edX)

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Decolonising Evaluation (edX)
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Learn to identify the intersection between evaluation and decolonization debates by understanding how evaluation has evolved with the development sector. Evaluation plays an integral role in understanding how different visions of development are expressed and contested in programme design and management. Decolonization has been a central concern of the [...]
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Root Canal Preparation (edX)

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Root Canal Preparation (edX)
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Navigating root canal systems in the 21st century. Rotary endodontic instruments has revolutionised the methods and techniques used to prepare root canals. The past 2 decades has seen multiple advancements in the field of rotary instrumentation and thus a continuous effort to keep “up-to-date” is vital. This course will [...]
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Mining for Development: The Taxation Linkage (edX)

Jul 13th 2020
Mining for Development: The Taxation Linkage (edX)
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Understand taxation for development and sustainability in mining. Tax revenues are likely to be the core benefit of mineral extraction for host States. To promote mining for development, States must design mineral fiscal regimes that consider the interests of a wide range of stakeholders. Their choices have major implications [...]
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What do Architects and Urban Planners do? (edX)

Discover how spatial design professionals make a difference in society. Are you interested in studying architecture or urban planning? This course will help you understand what spatial design professionals really do, so you can decide if this is the right profession for you.
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Introduction to Stewart’s Model of Physiological Acid-Base Chemistry (edX)

Aimed at physicians, ICU nurses and others working in acute care, this course provides an introduction to Peter Stewart’s model of clinical acid-base chemistry. Clinical acid-base chemistry forms an integral part of the education of medical professionals, and is essential for the management of many patients in an acute [...]
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Research Methods: An Engineering Approach (edX)

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Research Methods: An Engineering Approach (edX)
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Learn how to successfully design your research and understand the underlying principles of postgraduate research from an engineering perspective. A PhD or master’s level research project is an enormous undertaking, and you might find yourself a bit uncertain about the process or how to achieve the desired outcome. In [...]
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System Dynamics for Health Sciences (edX)

Learn to use system dynamics to better understand complex medical issues and interventions. Effective and meaningful engagement with complex modern medical systems requires an overarching set of tools. System dynamics is such a tool, allowing health practitioners to model and simulate problems ranging from the molecular level to the [...]
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Activism and Citizen Journalism through Media (edX)

Learn how to use media to promote a social cause. Media is a powerful tool for promoting social justice. If you are an activist involved in promoting or advocating for a social cause, this course will provide you with valuable information and guidance.
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Digital Transformation and the IT Team (edX)

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This course will help you understand what digital transformation truly means, how it impacts organizations, and how it changes the role of the IT team. This course will provide you with conceptual models for understanding, and engaging with, digital transformation processes.
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