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The rapidly changing and globalising world that we currently inhabit confronts us with a range of social, political, environmental and economic problems, some more intractable than others. It is increasingly acknowledged that the humanities are well suited to producing the types of research that can generate appropriate solutions to many of these problems. The Faculty of Humanities appreciates the potential value of the research that can be generated by the humanities. This forms the basis of the functioning and the research endeavours and aspirations of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria.

Research capacity in the humanities, with a wide range of international partners, is enhanced through multidisciplinary team research projects and Faculty Research Themes (FRTs). 

The five current FRTs in the Faculty are:

  • Enhancing the Wellbeing of Vulnerable Children
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Southern Modernities
  • Visual Technologies: Critical Encounters
  • The Human Economy Programme
For more information on the Faculty Research Themes www.up.ac.za/humanities.frt.

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