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UP researchers weigh in on bird flu outbreak

University of Pretoria (UP) researchers are working with the poultry industry and the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to contain the current bird flu outbreak in South Africa.

Alternative currencies are the future: why it matters for development

Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti from the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria, discusses the future of alternative currencies and why it matters for development.

Ensuring better health and proper care for cheetahs in captivity

Dr Adrian Tordiffe, from the Department of Paraclinical Sciences at UP, has been intrigued by diseases in captive cheetahs since his days working as a clinical veterinarian at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa.

Moving towards the Javett-UP

The Javett-UP, which is slowly taking shape on the Hatfield and South campuses, is set to become Africa's foremost art gallery and will exhibit art of the highest quality, with a specific focus on the art of Africa.

#ChooseUP: Applications for 2018 are open!

Applications for study at the University of Pretoria in 2018 are fully online.

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'The drug everyone should take! Why, how, and what?'

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, cordially invites you to the 21st lecture in the UP Expert Lecture Series: 'The drug everyone should take! Why, how, and what?' presented by Martin Schwellnus, professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

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Jul 25
25 Jul - 26 Jul
09:00 - 14:00
Rautenbach Hall, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
Jul 27
17:00 - 18:30
Merensky Library Auditorium, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
Aug 02
Senate Hall, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
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