Research yields interesting results about acute lower respiratory infections and HIV in children

Dr Salome Abbott has been collaborating with an international team of researchers to gather comprehensive data on the viral workings of acute lower respiratory infections among HIV-infected children in South Africa.

Mastercard Scholars at University of Pretoria keep the African dream alive

The University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to welcome 43 Scholars from all over the African continent as part of the 2016 cohort of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

Key information on Zika virus and South Africa

Prof Leo Braack from the Zoonoses Research Unit and the Department of Medical Virology at UP, says that South Africans should be made aware that, in terms of Zika virus, there is no cause for panic in this country.

Research aims to bring human agency back to the environmental crisis

UP's recently established African Observatory for Environmental Humanities promotes the notion of ‘earth keeping’ and positions itself at the intersection of indigenous value systems and modernity.

Teachers are key to solving SA schools' maths woes

Dr Sonja van Putten from UP's Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, says that SA's poor rankings in terms of mathematics education is largely due to a shortage of specialist mathematics teachers.

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Research seminar: Managing the student-supervisor relationship: roles and responsibilities

The Department of Research and Innovation Support, in collaboration with the Department of Library Services, cordially invites you to attend this research seminar that will be presented by Prof Bernard Slippers on Friday, 12 February 2016.

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Feb 12
08:30 - 17:30
Room 3-23, HW Snyman North Building, Prinshof Campus
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Feb 12
14:00 - 16:00
Auditorium, Level 3, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus
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Feb 13
10:00 - 12:00
Tuks Stadium, University of Pretoria Sport Campus, Hatfield
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Agricultural Extension recognised as a Science and a Profession
5 February 2016

The field of Extension Science has recently been brought into the fold of accepted fields of Natural Sciences, and it is now a legal requirement for Agricultural Extensionists and Advisors to register with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions. Dr Fanie Terblanche of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development was instrumental in this process.

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