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African genetic diversity could hold answer to unlocking disease susceptibility

A team of South African researchers which includes researchers from the University of Pretoria (UP) recently completed a study aimed at unlocking the unique genetic character of southern African populations.

Registrations for the 2018 academic year are fully online

Registration for new students starts on 10 January until 19 February 2018. Returning undergraduate and postgraduate students can register on their student portal from 1 January 2018 until 19 February 2018.

Start your journey at UP

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.

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2017 Year-End Message from the VC

As 2017 draws to a close, we wish you all well over the festive period, and hope that all members of the UP community enjoy a much-deserved summer holiday. I want to thank our staff for their hard work and commitment to quality teaching, learning and research throughout the year. We hope that you and your families have a peaceful, safe and joyful festive season and wish you all the best for 2018.

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