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Freedom Day and Workers’ Day Message from the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Every year, at the end of April and the beginning of May, South Africa celebrates two important dates in the history of our democracy. Freedom Day, 27 April, marks the day in 1994 on which all South Africans were finally able to...

Ready to beat Malaria

Malaria is a vicious disease that is Africa’s leading cause of death among children under the age of five. Millions of people in Africa are infected with it and 90% of the world’s reported cases occur on the continent.

Theologian recognised for his work

Ghanaian theologian Professor Emmanuel Lartey, the leading African scholar in the field of practical theology, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria.

University of Pretoria celebrates student achievement at 2018 Autumn Graduation

Over 11 000 students will receive their degrees at the University of Pretoria’s 2018 Autumn Graduation this year.

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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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Autumn Graduation Ceremony 2018

The University of Pretoria's Autumn Graduation Ceremonies take place from 11 April to 8 May 2018. The sessions will be live streamed via YouTube and the UP Facebook page so that family and friends who cannot attend the ceremonies in person, can still be a part of our students’ big moment. You can also follow #UPGraduate on social media.

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Mar 01
1 Mar - 18 May
Edoardo Villa Museum, University of Pretoria, Hatfield
Apr 17
17 Apr - 22 May
MakerSpace 3-14, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus
Apr 23
23 Apr - 18 May
MakerSpace, Level 3-14, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus
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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