The NWU annually takes part in the National Science Week, proudly sponsored by the NRF and SAASTA.  


Monday, 7 August 2017

Public lectures (Building CLB, room G07):
  • 17:00-18:00: Reduction of fungi in liquid medium
  • 17:00-18:00: Science and the Relevation of God


  • 12:00-12:30: Chicks on diet (Physics Lab)
  • 12:45-13:15: Learning machines (Physics Lab)
  • 12:45-13:15: Corrosion inhibition of mild steel using polymer (Bio Lab)

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Public lecture (Building GLB, room G07):

  • 17:00-18:00: Do you know how stars are made? 


  • 12:00-12:30: Breeding Super chickens using the power of canola (Bio Lab)
  • 12:00-12:30: New ways of analysing data (Physics Lab)
  • 12:00-12:30: Small but amazing (Physics Lab)
  • 12:45-13:15: The link between diabetes and obesity (Bio Lab)
  • 12:45-13:15: Cattle Trouble: Reproductive Disorders (Physics Lab) 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Public lecture (Building GLB, room G07):

  • 17:00-18:00: African origin of science

Friday, 11 August 2017


  • 12:00-12:30: Africa's first health (Bio Lab)

Contact Lerato Molebatsi (018 389 2606) for more information.


Monday, 7 August 2017

  • Visit the NWU Science Centre in Potchefstroom and explore more than 100 exhibits and experiments in your own time.
  • Visit the NWU Botanical Garden: Discover various plant species.
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Zoology Museum: Exhibits and presentations.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Thursday, 10 August 2017

  • Presentations on Game Farming
  • Building C1 Senate Hall

Saturday, 12 August 2017

  • Learners from Ikateleng School exploring exhibits at the NWU Science Centre

All are welcome. No entry fee will be charged. Contact us for more information. 

Download the full programme here