Assessing the quality of drinking water in Eswatini
About the department
The University of Eswatini (UNESWA) is the national university of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) and one of only three universities in the kingdom of Eswatini.
The UNESWA Chemistry Department is Eswatini’s only training program for industrial and research chemists; the other existing programs train chemistry teachers only.
Currently, the Department offers a BSc degree, a MSc degree in Chemistry and a MSc in Environmental Resources Management specializing in Environmental Chemistry and Management.
Impact on development
In establishing a national bank of water data, the department informs national water and health policy with evidence-based solutions and reliable nationwide data.
Meet the Awardee
About the institution
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Why Seeding Labs?
The UNESWA Department of Chemistry needs equipment for practical teaching as well as research. Practical lab sessions are already extremely crowded and under-equipped, and enrollment is expected to increase by 20% by 2021.
The department is also in the process of developing two new programs: a BSc in Applied Chemistry and a PhD in Chemistry. The PhD program in particular will require additional equipment so that samples can be analyzed on campus instead of sending students or samples to South African universities.
In addition, the department is engaged in an initiative to accredit its laboratories to serve local industries in analysis of samples and products for quality control purposes. Instrumental Access equipment will elevate the quality of the laboratories for the accreditation process.
Did you know?
This is the first Instrumental Access shipment to Eswatini