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adorsys and the University of the Witwatersrand Strengthen Collaboration 

31. May. 2024

adorsys and the University of the Witwatersrand Strengthen Collaboration 

Nuremberg, Germany – adorsys, a leading technology company, is excited to announce the continuation and deepening of its collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa (Wits), particularly with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering. Since 2023, adorsys has been working closely with Wits, leveraging the expertise of top-class interns from the school to drive innovation in the field of data science and technology. 

The partnership between adorsys and Wits underscores a shared commitment to harnessing the power of cooperation between academia and industry. By bringing together the cutting-edge research capabilities of the university and the practical insights of adorsys, this association has yielded remarkable results. 

“We are delighted to extend our collaboration with Wits,” says Friederike Toepffer, responsible for Operations in South Africa at adorsys. “Working with the talented interns from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering is incredibly rewarding. Their passion for innovation and dedication to excellence significantly contribute to our projects.” 

Throughout the collaboration, interns such as George Marantos and Thendo Rabali have played a pivotal role in advancing research initiatives, including the investigation project titled “From Data Gathering to Decision-Making: An Inquiry Into Modern Data Lake Approaches”. Their work has not only highlighted their exceptional abilities but has also demonstrated the immense potential that emerges when academia and industry join forces. 

“We believe in nurturing talent and providing opportunities for students to apply their skills in real-world settings,” says Andrew John Zeller, Managing Director with adorsys. “The quality and capabilities of the students from Wits are exceptional, opening doors for their professional growth at adorsys and beyond. We are currently scaling up our AI services, and the talent found in South Africa is a perfect fit for what we deliver to our customers.” 

Looking ahead, adorsys is excited to strengthen its relationship with Wits University even further in the coming year. The company is prospectively welcoming new students to join its team, aiming to continue fostering a collaborative environment where innovation thrives. 

“I am very proud of our collaborative output with adorsys and what we have been able to showcase in this partnership between academia and industry.  We are excited to continue this collaboration and push more innovative work together,” says Yuval Genga, a lecturer from the Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering.  

For more information about the cooperation between adorsys and Wits University, or to inquire about internship opportunities, please contact Friederike Toepffer at or visit 


About adorsys: 

adorsys are an IT architecture services and consultancy company, specialised in highly regulated environments. For over 18 years, adorsys have been creating superior digital value, offering comprehensive lifecycle support for businesses venturing into digital transformation projects, aiding with designing, and scaling data-intensive applications. They support financial services, insurance, and Fintech’s to anticipate the needs of their customers and create top-class digital solutions. 


About Wits University: 

The University of the Witwatersrand (aka Wits University) is renowned for its academic and research excellence, its commitment to social justice, and the advancement of the public good, for over 100 years. It is one of the leading institutions on the African continent that produces world-class research that is locally relevant and globally competitive.  

Wits is a global leader in research and innovation. It is committed to solving global challenges from its vantage point in the global south. Wits’ research output has increased by over 45% in the last four years with more than 85% of its research published in international journals.  

Wits offers a free space for the exchange of ideas and a vibrant intellectual community that fosters debate and knowledge transfer both within and beyond its lecture halls.  

Read more about Wits’ research strengths and the latest Wits research and priority areas. 



Nathalia Pinesi 

Head of Demand Generation 

adorsys Ireland Ltd.  

+353 086 201 4242 

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