NEWSLETTER ISSUE #2/2016       

Master's and PhD students tackle pressing economic and trade challenges
In today’s complex and unpredictable world, trade policymakers and practitioners cannot afford to be complacent. This realisation is reflected in the dissertation and thesis topics being selected by TRADE’s Master’s and PhD students. From showing the link between regional integration and economic growth/well-being in Africa, to proposing more energy-efficient business models for key economic sectors, TRADE’s new crop of postgraduate students are tackling some serious economic and trade challenges head on.
The Master’s and PhD programmes at the NWU are continuously being enhanced to ensure that students receive the necessary support from academic and administrative staff and that, upon graduation, they have the skills and attitudes that employers are looking for. Among other initiatives, the postgraduate courses in Advanced Research Methodology and Academic Writing Skills are currently being refreshed and expanded.
A number of bursaries are awarded each year to deserving Master’s and PhD students under the WTO Chairs Programme. The WTO also sponsors annual awards for the most promising Honours student, the best Master’s dissertation and PhD thesis, and the best article (with an international trade focus) by a TRADE team member.
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