The case speaks for itself - after 90 years

The UP Centre for Law and Medicine's efforts were rewarded when the SCA recently ruled that the onus to completely prove negligence by medical practitioners no longer rests with the patients who sue them.

MRC Extramural Research Unit for Stem Cell Research and Therapy awarded to UP

Professor Michael Pepper and his team of researchers at the University of Pretoria have been awarded an MRC Extramural Research Unit for Stem Cell Research and Therapy.

Research on the influence of temperature on the vectors of African horse sickness conducted at UP

Research done at the University of Pretoria has found that the abundant occurrence of two species of midges that cause AHS could be due to their ability to withstand cold temperatures.

Energetics gives new insight into the decline of cheetahs

An acclaimed international study looking into new reasons behind the dwindling numbers of cheetah in southern Africa had its inception at the University of Pretoria.

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Season's Greetings

The University of Pretoria wishes its staff, students, alumni and all its stakeholders a peaceful and joyous festive season. The University closes on 23 December 2014 and reopens on 5 January 2015 when we look forward to welcoming all new Tukkies.


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Jan. 17

Welcome Day

07:30 - 13:30
Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria


Jan. 19

Orientation week 19 - 23 January 2015

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'Images with Impact' photo competition

10 December 2014

The research collaboration team of Prof Douglas Kell from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and Prof Resia Pretorius, a professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Pretoria, entered an image in the Great British Bioscience Image Competition, which was announced runner-up in the category Research Images.


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