Innovus E-News 34th Edition

Innovus E-News 34th Edition

2016: more magic than a Michael Bay movie

Globally, 2016 was a bit like a Michael Bay movie (without Megan Fox or lens flares): packed with far more action than we're used to - with #Fees, Trumps, Brexits, Olympics, Zika, hurricanes and earthquakes, new Potters, Tesla's Autopilot… It was no different here at Innovus – although our action has been far more positive! Here are just a few of the highlights of last year. First, some internal news: After months of meetings, reviews, panels, opinions and input, the Trademark Policy, which governs where and when Stellenbosch University's name and identity can be used, was finalised. Maties Football, which has been under our curation for the last 4 years, is finally ready to gear up and step out on its own. Together with our partner, Forwardzone, and with world class facilities and training, we are now a much more attractive football 'destination' and are expecting results this year that match those of our academic endeavours. Our Short Courses Division, under the eagle-eye of Carol Kat, has maintained over 500 individual courses being run yearly and, with the (rather sexy) new website going live, has become substantially easier to navigate – and the 15000-odd registrations are an accurate reflection of the improvements made. To better cater for Stellenbosch University's medical students, we opened our first satellite office on the Tygerberg campus. We now have a dedicated staff-member on-site every Thursday – pop in for a coffee!