The physiology of stress

What does stress really do to our bodies? While we all understand the symptoms of the stress response, few of us know what the underlying physiological mechanisms are.

The pangolin’s plight

Dr Christine Steyn, of the Department of Anatomy and Physiology in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, is one of only a few people doing research on the anatomy of this shy animal.

Developing an ethical African information society through education

The evolution of information has brought its own set of challenges and ethical questions, such as questions about ownership, privacy, the ‘digital divide’ and e-waste.

The law at your fingertips

A venture that started in the Oliver R Tambo Law Library at the University of Pretoria to provide free online access to up-to-date versions of South African national legislation, has proved to be an overwhelming success.

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.

Considering the University of Pretoria?

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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'Science is Fun' Holiday programme

Sci-Enza will again host the very popular “Science is Fun” holiday programme during the 2015 July holiday for primary school learners (grade 1 – 6) from 7 – 10 July. The first theme, 'Buzz with Bees', will include fun activities with honey, beeswax and the bee waggle dance! The second theme, 'Water, water, everywhere...', is filled with water experiments and activities to teach children about the conservation and storage of water.

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Jul 07
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Soil physicist receives award for excellence
23 June 2015

Prof Keith Bristow, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Plant Production and Soil Science received a Vadose Zone Journal (VZJ) Award for excellence as an Outstanding Associate Editor of this journal. The VZJ is a highly ranked ISI journal in the Soil Science discipline.

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A day in the life of a UP Law student

UP in a nutshell - Law