Discovering the hidden history in pottery shards

A new faculty research theme in the Faculty of Humanities will aim to rebuild the history and gain a better understanding of the peoples of southern Africa by analysing elements of UP's extensive pottery collection.

Getting to know Africa's 'little elephants'

Dr Heike Lutermann of the Department of Zoology and Entomology has been studying the elephant shrew, a small mammal also known as the sengi, for several years.

BioBlitz sets out to record 1 000 species in 48 hours

A team consisting of amateur naturalists and students from the Department of Zoology and Entomology will attempt to record all living species within a designated area over a predetermined time period.

UP research shows leopard numbers are vulnerable

UP research has found that leopard survival rates in protected, as well as in non-protected areas, are low and that this is largely a result of human activities.

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The University of Pretoria is a multi-faculty research-intensive university with campuses in Pretoria, its surrounds, and in the country’s economic hub, Johannesburg. The University is conveniently situated in close proximity to government departments and major research entities in Pretoria, including the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

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Abe Bailey Travel Bursary 2015

The Registrar of the University of Pretoria is awaiting nominations from suitable students and members of staff of lecturer status (25 years or younger) for the above-mentioned travel bursary. The focus of the Abe Bailey Trust is leadership development and the Trustees wish the bursaries to be awarded to persons who are academically strong and have shown exceptional qualities of leadership and service.

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Department of Nuclear Medicine lauded by the International Atomic Energy Agency
26 March 2015

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Pretoria received accolades from the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency who recognised the Department for its extensive research into improving the lives of cancer patients and the training offered to medical nuclear physicists from the African region.

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