LafargeHolcim Foundation Committed to Sustainable Construction since 2003

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University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)


Founded in 1922, the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg has built a reputation for itself as a center for education and research of the highest quality in South Africa.

The university has more than 25,000 students and a reputation for sustaining globally competitive standards of excellence in learning, teaching and research.

Wits plays a significant international role not only in the natural sciences and in architecture, but also in commerce where its business school is considered the best on the continent.

Medical research at Wits enjoys a worldwide reputation, especially for its 25 million USD per year research program on HIV and AIDS.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Daniel Kebera Irurah
Daniel Kebera Irurah

Daniel K Irurah is Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South

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