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Welcome Day is one of the most important days in the University’s academic calendar when we welcome new first-year students and their parents or guardians as part of the UP family and community.

Corruption and state capture: Research gives 'voice' to ordinary South Africans

The Centre for Communication and Reputation Management at the University of Pretoria recently commissioned a study to explore the views of ordinary South Africans regarding corruption and state capture.

8 out of 10 learners still cannot read at appropriate level

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 report paints a disturbing picture of primary school reading literacy in South Africa, with no significant progress nationally since the last report in 2011.

UP joins the fight against maternal and neonatal sepsis

The University of Pretoria (UP)'s Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn and Child Health Care will participate in the first ever global data collection effort to assess the burden and current management of maternal and neonatal sepsis.

Research at UP — a retrospective review now published

The production of the annual Research Review is always a highlight in the research calendar of the University of Pretoria, and the Research Review 2016 was no exception.

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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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Students who wish to apply for financial aid for the 2018 academic year will have to do so before the closing date of 30 November 2017. No late applications will be accepted. Please click on the link below for more information about how to apply.

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International study says SA school reading literacy is in trouble

From audits to action: UP data is saving moms and babies