A big shout out and congratulations to Mr Justin Impey who received the prestigious Rupert Gesinstigting Award for Science, Engineering and Technology for his Master’s degree in Human Movement Sciences.
The Department of Human Movement Science at Nelson Mandela University in Gqeberha - formerly Port Elizabeth, South Africa - and the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health of the University of Basel, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) have been working closely together for the past 10 years.

Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities.

Many thanks to the presidents of our universities for their support, Prof Sibongile Muthwa and Prof Andrea Schenker- Wicki, and in addition, the former Swiss Ambassador to South Africa, Mrs Helene Budliger Artieda.

Stigma Syndemics & Symbolic (isms) in the context of HIV: Ways of knowing in Health Care

The first cohort of 50 medical students at Nelson Mandela University’s Medical School on Missionvale Campus are hard at work with their studies.  

Five professors at Nelson Mandela University have received the prestigious title of Distinguished Professor, which entails an elevated status in recognition of their dedication and commitment to their field of expertise.  They are Profs Janine Adams, Andre Calitz, Ilse Truter, Darelle van Greunen and Paul Watts.  


It is a privilege to help people in distress and bring back the real-world experiences to the University.  It benefits the community and it helps to give the families closure as many loved ones are lost.  This experience helps me to become a better lecturer for my students”, says Travis Trower, Emergency Medical Care lecturer at Nelson Mandela University.