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Stellenbosch University Chemistry Outreach Initiative (SUNCOI)
March 2014
SUNCOI was initiated by Dr Rehana Malgas-Enus and Prof Klaus R. Koch from the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science and aims to assist disadvantaged high schools with their prescribed chemistry practicals. On Saturday, 8 March 2014, SUNCOI hosted a total of 101 Grade 12 pupils from three disadvantaged schools, namely Kylemore High, COSAT in Khaylitsha and Cloetesville High and the day proved to be successful on all accounts.
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Congratulations to Prof André de Villiers who was recognized as one of the 39 researchers who made the biggest contribution to SU’s total number of scientific publications in 2011
May 2013

analitical chemistry
Analytical Chemistry

chemical chemistry Chemical Biology

inorganic chemistry Inorganic Chemistry

organic chemistry Organic Chemistry

physical chemistry Physical Chemistry

polymer science Polymer Science

supramolecular chemistry & materialsSupra- molecular Chemistry
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About the Department
The Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science is one of the pre-eminent research departments in Chemistry in South Africa, and is engaged in a wide range of research areas. The department also plays host to the largest research effort in Polymer Science in the country. It is also the only department at a South African university offering a BSc degree with a focus on textile and polymer science.


We offer undergraduate BSc degrees in Chemistry and Polymer Science, Textile and Polymer Science and Chemical Biology. Post-graduate studies leading towards MSc and PhD degrees are conducted as part of the department’s many research groups.

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