UP study on ant behaviour offers insight into how climate change could impact humans
Posted on June 05, 2019
A University of Pretoria (UP) study on ants that inhabit various mountain sites across the world has found that if greenhouse gas emissions continue on the current trajectory, the planet faces major ecosystem changes.
UP academics’ work on African mole-rat research could pave way for new painkillers for humans
Posted on May 30, 2019
Three University of Pretoria (UP) scientists are part of a team whose research on African mole-rats has led to a discovery that may hold the key to pain management in humans.
UP honours its top researchers at Academic Achievers’ Awards dinner
Posted on May 22, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) 2019 Academic Achievers’ Awards dinner was held on Tuesday to honour more than 110 academics who have shown exceptional achievement in their disciplines, as well as National Research Foundation (NRF)-rated researchers.
Master’s student in Animal Science wins Koos van der Merwe Award
Posted on April 30, 2019
Ms Micaela Sinclair-Black, an MSc (Agric) student in Animal Science at the University of Pretoria, recently received the Koos van der Merwe Award at the Animal Feed Manufacturers’ Association (AFMA) symposium.
On a different buzz: why we need flies
Posted on April 29, 2019
For many people, the idea of flies buzzing about isn’t very appealing, as they’re typically associated with dirt and disease. But before you swat the next fly you see, know that out of the thousands of flies that are known, only a few are harmful – the rest play positive roles...
Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor gets PhD from UP
Posted on April 16, 2019
Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Naledi Pandor took her portfolio seriously by going back to class and graduating with a PhD in Education from the University of Pretoria (UP) this week.
Her research topic was ‘The contested meaning of transformation in higher education in...
Astronomers capture first image of a black hole
Posted on April 10, 2019
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, (10 April) in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that...
UP Law alumna Agasha Natalie Tabaro elected to pursue Master’s studies at Oxford University
Posted on March 19, 2019
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that alumna Agasha Natalie Tabaro has been selected to pursue Master’s studies in International Human Rights at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Another feather in Agasha’s master’s studies cap...