Conferences and Seminars

1st Annual DUT/SAAFoST KZN Symposium

We are pleased to invite you to the 1st Annual SAAFoST KZN Symposium. Invitation Letter

This symposium is aimed at providing a forum for the B.Tech/B.Sc. Honours students in the fields of Food and Nutrition Security, Food Science and Technology and related disciplines, in the KZN region to showcase their research in the form of oral presentations to both the scientific community and Food Industry.

DATE: Thursday, 30 October 2014
TIME: 08:15 (07:30-Registration)
VENUE: Durban University of Technology (Ritson Campus), Hotel School

Click Here for the registration form and a call for abstracts, including the guidelines for abstract preparation and submission.


In celebration of International Open Access Week, the DUT's e-Learning Project in partnership with the Library invite you to a 2 day symposium:

Generation Open – The Promise of Open Access and Open Educational Resources

Date: 20-21 October 2014
Location: Hotel School, Ritson campus, Durban University of Technology

The aim of the symposium is to:

  • Explore the benefits of Open Access. Open access means free access to research materials for both research and publication. DUT has signed up to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities – what does this mean for you? Learn about the new norm in scholarship and research.
  • Find out more about how to leverage Open Educational Resources within your pedagogical practice. OER resources are expanding rapidly – how can we make them work for us?

Keynote speakers include:

Alan Amory, University of Johannesburg. Prof Amory is the Director of the Centre for Academic Technologies at the UJ. Alan was the recipient for the prestigious South African Government's Innovation Fund Award to investigate the use of computer video games in learning which has been recognized as pioneering work in the field. More recently he received funding from the Department of Arts and Culture to investigate the relationship between education, computer video games and gender. Alan is also the principal author of the Open Learning System (OLS) developed at and used by the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Laura Czerniewicz, University of Cape Town. Prof Czerniewicz was, until recently, director of the Centre for Educational Technology at the UCT. She now leads the University’s Open Scholarship Initiative, OpenUCT, which gives access to open teaching and learning content.

The symposium is open to all staff from Durban University of Technology and academics from other higher education institutions in Durban as space allows.

Please register your attendance before 1 October 2014 by completing the registration form and emailing it to Ursula Vooght

Find out more about Open Access Week:

23rd International Maritime Lecturers’ Association (IMLA) Conference

29 June to 3 July 2015

Hosted by the Durban University of Technology, South Africa
Elangeni and Maharani Sun, North Beach Durban

Theme: Challenges facing emerging MET Institutions – the need for collaboration

IMLA is a no-border forum: a round table for discussions on sea-related issues. Teachers and other interested parties from all over the world dedicated to mediating in the process of Maritime Education and Training are invited to become members and to freely present their achievements, share experiences and exchange ideas. IMLA came into being in 1977 and held its first major conference in June 1980, when the Association’s constitution was adopted. Here its aim is clearly stated: “to promote contact and cooperation between Maritime Lecturers of all disciplines and to develop a body of professional expertise”. This it attempts to fulfil at its regular international conferences. It is therefore a privilege and honour for the Durban University of Technology to host the 23rd IMLA Conference in 2015. Go to the imla23 conference page at

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