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The title of NMMU Adjunct Professor in the Science Faculty was recently conferred on Dr Dirk Roux, a stalwart Research Associate in the university’s Sustainability Research Unit and Freshwater Conservation Scientist in South African National Parks (SANParks).
According to NMMU’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Derrick Swartz, who conferred the title, it is in recognition of Dr Roux’s “intellectual and scholarly accomplishments…in advancing the goals of a sustainable world”.  The level of distinction associated with the title is similar to that of Professor and is reserved for a handful of top Research Associates of the university. 
Prof Roux, along with several other SANParks colleagues, is based at the NMMU George Campus as part of a Memorandum of Understanding between NMMU and SANParks. 
On being congratulated on this distinction, Prof Roux said that he was humbled by the university’s acknowledgement. “It is an honour to be associated with a dynamic institution such as the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and I look forward to continue exploring new pathways in the human-nature relationship with fellow scientists and postgrad students,” he said.
Prof Dirk Roux
The title of Adjunct Professor was recently conferred on Dr Dirk Roux, a Research Associate at NMMU’s George Campus and Senior SANParks Scientist.  Prof Roux is here seen discussing the complex feedbacks within coupled people-nature systems with students.

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