The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) has been awarded the National Research Foundation (NRF) Excelleration Award during the NRF Annual Research Awards held on 01 September 2022.
The Excelleration Award acknowledges South African research institutions for achieving the most improved research performance over recent years as evaluated by independent parties and measured against a selection of critical indicators. UMP is the eighth South African University to win the Excelleration Award since the award was introduced.
The Vice-Chancellor of UMP, Prof Thoko Mayekiso received the award on behalf of the university. Prof Mayekiso believes that the award is an acknowledgement that UMP is on track in pursuit of its vision of being An African University leading in creating opportunities for sustainable development through innovation.
“One of our strategic goals is to create and support an environment that fosters research quality, impact and productivity. We have witnessed over the years an increase in the numbers of staff with doctoral degrees, NRF-rated researchers, research outputs and funding for research as well as scholarships for Honours and Masters students. We congratulate our researchers on this achievement” says Prof Mayekiso.