Problem solving for SA’s education system

South Africa faces a crisis in the education sector, where the demand for good teachers exceeds the availability of qualified professionals.

Capital cities in the spotlight at UP

With most of the world’s population now living in cities, the sustainable management of urban areas has become one of the most important development challenges of our time.

A Bright Future for Concentrated Solar Power

Researchers at the University of Pretoria (UP) are building a new prototype device for turning the sun’s energy into electrical power.

UP’s research conserves valuable museum collection

Priceless Iron Age artefacts from the Unesco World Heritage Sites of Mapungubwe and K2 have been conserved and are being exhibited by an expert team of specialists and researchers from the University of Pretoria.

Considering The University of Pretoria?

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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Changing Capital Cities in Latin America, the Caribbean and Southern Africa

The Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) in South Africa and the University of Pretoria (UP) Capital Cities Project (Institutional Research Theme) will be hosting a two-day international conference on Changing Capital Cities in Latin America, the Caribbean and Southern Africa from Tuesday 21 April – Wednesday 22 April.

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Apr 14
14 Apr - 29 Apr
08:00 - 16:00
Level 3, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
Apr 21
21 Apr - 22 Apr
Conference Centre, University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus
Apr 23
09:00 - 10:00
Auditorium, Level 3, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus
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Ten postdoctoral fellows further theological research at UP
20 April 2015

The Faculty of Theology is glad to have a postdoctoral couple, Dr Corneliu C. Simut and his wife Dr Ramona Simut from Romania, studying in the Faculty for their two-year postdoctoral tenure from November 2014 to October 2016. The Simuts are two of ten postdoctoral fellows currently enrolled at UP’s Faculty of Theology.

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