Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the College of Humanities
Professor Joseph Ayee officially opens the Edgewood
Despite the rainy weather, many staff and students of UKZN descended on the Edgewood campus recently where the School of Education together with UKZN Libraries officially opened the Research Commons.
The Research Commons is intended to serve Masters and Doctoral students (senior students), academics and researchers of UKZN.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) for the College of Humanities Professor Joseph Ayee stated that the School of Education has the highest enrolment of postgraduate students. ‘The Research Commons will help in training young researchers when experienced researchers retire. This will nurture the culture of research and research outputs.’
The Research Commons is a large, dedicated space with physical resources that include 30 thin-client computer workstations, running the most up-to-date supported applications software such as word processors, bibliographic software, browsers, and e-mail clients and providing access to extensive online resources, wireless access, an electronic classroom, a conference room, printing and scanning equipment, and areas for discussion and relaxation. Access is via a swipe card and the area will be monitored by closed circuit cameras.