Research News

  • 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...

  • 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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