UP PhD candidate among six recipients of L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science grant
Posted on December 21, 2020
University of Pretoria (UP) student Bianca Gevers is one of six women who recently received a grant from the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science South African National Young Talents programme.
UP graduate and mathematical statistician wins silver medal in global Kaggle competition for research prediction
Posted on December 02, 2020
Dr Hossein Masoumi Karakani, who was awarded a PhD in Mathematical Statistics by the University of Pretoria (UP) in 2020, recently finished 129th out of 2 618 teams (including single-member “teams”, like Dr Karani’s) registered globally when he took part in a Kaggle competition....
LeadUP virtual chat: Panellists discuss various faces of workplace bullying
Posted on October 27, 2020
Bullying is a sign of insecurity on the part of the perpetrator, while the act itself can be subtle or overt.
UP’s SEMLI launches research study on returning to sport after COVID-19
Posted on October 20, 2020
The AWARE study aims to determine when it is safe for an athlete with recent or current symptoms of an acute respiratory infection to return to exercise.
LeadUP online series: “Africa cannot afford a situation where a food crisis outweighs a health crisis” – panellist on food security in Africa amid COVID-19
Posted on June 30, 2020
COVID-19 has had a severe effect on the supply and demand of food production, and could lead to a severe food security crisis unless Africa has the most appropriate policies in place.
‘I am a proud Tukkie’ – Meet UP’s new President of the Convocation, Dr Hinner Köster
Posted on December 11, 2019
Animal nutritionist and businessman Dr Hinner Köster, the newly-elected President of the Convocation of the University of Pretoria (UP), wants to strengthen alumni structures at the University so that they become fully inclusive and work together under one umbrella for one common goal.
Donor appreciation event gives UP donors insight into impact of student sponsorships
Posted on November 13, 2019
The inaugural donor appreciation event was recently held at the newly opened Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (UP). Various donors took a tour of the campus and enjoyed a talk by Professor Tawana Kupe, UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal, before being treated to lunch and a tour of...
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.