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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.

Forests are living on the edge – and this is not a good thing

The University of Pretoria's Dr Pieter Olivier is part of an international collaboration whose work was recently published in Nature. The study highlights how biodiversity is changing as a result of deforestation.

South Africa must do more to keep teachers from seeking 'greener pastures'

Around the world, many teachers are choosing to leave their home countries once they've qualified. It's a global phenomenon, and one that impacts both developed and developing nations.

Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul. Here are some ideas

According to Prof Frans Swanepoel, one of the major reasons that the agricultural sector is currently unable to realise its full potential is the fact that education and training practices is in need of a very serious overhaul.

Unravelling the mysteries of meerkat behaviour

Researchers at the University of Pretoria form part of the Kalahari Meerkat Project in the Northern Cape's Kuruman River Reserve, which has studied groups of wild meerkats for over 20 years.

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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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