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  • Meet our new Vice-Chancellor and Principal

    Posted on January 30, 2019

    Prof. Tawana Kupe, UP’s new Vice-Chancellor and Principal, has hit the ground running. He lets us in on his vision for the University – and his plans to travel extensively to engage with alumni in South Africa and abroad.

  • Join UP-Tuks 1 in their quest for rugby glory

    Posted on January 30, 2019

    Head coach Nollis Marais says the UP-Tuks 1 rugby team owes it to themselves, their supporters and the University to at least make the semi-finals of the 2019 Varsity. Come watch two of the games with your fellow alumni and reconnect over a light dinner.

  • No mountain too high: Derick Brumer’s story of resilience

    Posted on January 29, 2019

    UP alumnus Derick Brumer defied the odds after sustaining a severe brain injury. Two degrees and one diploma later, he is working hard at forging a career as an inspirational speaker. He’s made a DVD about how he defied the odds after being given only a 5% chance to survive his first night...

  • At the frontier of research: addressing food insecurity in Africa

    Posted on January 29, 2019

    Prof. Hettie Schönfeldt, Director of the recently launched African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence for Food Security, says a transformed agricultural and food system is necessary to address poverty, inequality and unemployment.

  • Meet David Kabwa, the newly elected SRC President

    Posted on January 29, 2019

    David Kabwa – who made history when he became the first second-year student to be elected UP SRC President – overcame the hurdle of running as an independent candidate. This Political Science student is not someone who backs down easily.

  • Javett-UP Art Centre set to open this year

    Posted on January 29, 2019

    The Javett-UP Art Centre, which will be launched later this year, is nearing completion. The centre will not only be a hub for the arts, but will also serve as a major driver of transdisciplinary research and provide a unique resource for academics, researchers, students and learners.

  • Alumni Relations on a mission to create global community of UP ambassadors

    Posted on January 29, 2019

    The University of Pretoria hosted dinners for alumni in New York, Boston and London last October. The dinners not only provided an opportunity for alumni to connect with colleagues from the University, but also gave them an opportunity to get to know fellow alums living in the same city.

  • Chemistry Nobel laureate offers advice to UP academics and students

    Posted on January 10, 2019

    The University of Pretoria was proud to host 2016 Chemistry Nobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart recently, when he spoke at UP’s Future Africa campus. In his lecture, Sir Fraser said that, to be successful as academics, teachers should prioritise their students’ needs and put them ahead...

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