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The Javett-UP: Signaling a new landmark in the City of Tshwane

Residents of Pretoria woke up to a new landmark on Monday morning after seven massive beams, each 33,55 m in length and weighing 71 tons, were installed over the weekend to construct a bridge across Lynnwood Road.

Students, sex and drinking: beyond the hyperbole

Pierre Brouard, Deputy Director of the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender at the University of Pretoria, writes about the link between substance use and gender-based violence in the tertiary environment.

Preparing for the workplace

At the University of Pretoria we aim to produce graduates who are agile, who understand how the workplace functions and who can see how their skills fit into it.

New nutrition education programme to help children eat healthy

Through her doctoral work with the Institute for Food Nutrition and Wellbeing at UP, Deborah Kupolati is helping a new generation eat healthier by developing a nutrition education programme for primary school teachers.

#ChooseUP: Apply to study at UP in 2018!

Application for admission to undergraduate study programmes close on specific dates in the year preceding the year of study. Check the list of closing dates to make sure that you submit your application on time.

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International Cooperation Division
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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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UP Music Enrichment Festival

The Department of Music at the University of Pretoria will be hosting the #UPMusicFestival2017 in the Musaion on the University's Hatfield Campus from 14 to 19 August 2017. Tickets to the various events that will be presented throughout the week are available online. Please note that there will be no ticket sales at the doors.

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Aug 27
27 Aug - 1 Sep
Skukuza Conference Centre, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Sep 16
Musaion, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
Oct 26
26 Oct - 27 Oct
Burgerspark Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa
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