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UP ensures that you cycle your way to a better you

Road cycling has become a very popular pastime and events such as the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT), previously known as the Argus Tour, and the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge see thousands of participants riding on the streets of Cape...

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 29 January 2018. Returning undergraduate and postgraduate students can register on their student portal from 1 January 2018 until 05 February 2018.

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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.

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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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Welcome and Registration 2018

Welcome to our new cohort of first year students, as well as senior students returning for the 2018 academic year. We hope you are well rested and ready to start the new year. If you’re registering at the University of Pretoria for the first time, our official welcome for new students is on 27 January (Welcome Day) at the UP Hillcrest Sports Campus. We look forward to hosting you and your family members at this event. Orientation Week for new first year students commences after Welcome Day.

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Jan 24
24 Jan - 25 Jan
09:00 - 15:00
Pure Café, Upper level, Club House, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
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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