The NWU is a South African university with campuses in Mafikeng, Potchefstroom and the Vaal Triangle. "Innovation through diversity" is the NWU's pay-off line and it describes the University perfectly. The NWU came into being on 1 January 2004 through the merger of two universities with very different histories, personalities and cultures: the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the University of the North-West. The staff and students of the Sebokeng Campus of Vista University were also incorporated, adding further to the richness of our heritage.
Today, five years after the merger, the NWU is recognised as one of the best-managed and most innovative universities in South Africa. We continue to celebrate and encourage multiculturalism, multilingualism and multinationalism.
In the project, NWU will lead the development of speech technologies (WP3).