On Tuesday, 30 November 2021, The researchers at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) will be lauded for their dedication in growing the institution’s research output during the highly-anticipated 2021 Research Awards gala dinner.
The awards ceremonies, organised by the Research and Innovation Office, take place annually as a way of honouring the research strides taken by scholars.
Further expounding on the purpose of the event, Acting Director: Research and Innovation Dr Nokukhanya Jili said: “The purpose of these awards is to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the University of Zululand research community and also to encourage them to be more active in research so that UNIZULU can continuously increase research output.”
The evening will celebrate winners across seven categories, namely Service and Development; Next Generation; Established Researchers; Departments; Special Categories; Research Entities (Chairs / RNAs / Centres); and Prestige Awards.
Among the awards there is a creative Arts Award is another prestigious award with evidenced success in non-traditional research, in the literary and/or creative arts fields, and includes works of fiction.