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  • Striving to Feed 10 Billion People in 2050

    Posted on December 05, 2019

    One year ago United Nations Academic Impact announced the inauguration of the UNAI SDG Hubs, UNAI member institutions selected as exemplars for their innovative scholarship and engagement related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) who serve as resources for best practices for the UNAI...

  • Prof Van Marle-Köster Gauteng Agriculturist of the Year

    Posted on December 05, 2019

    Prof Esté van Marle-Köster, Head of the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) has recently been bestowed the award as the Gauteng Agriculturist of the Year. She received this prestigious award from The Agricultural Writers South Africa at its recent...

  • NATHouse scooped up more than a handful of awards

    Posted on October 25, 2019

    Not only did NATHouse win six awards at the annual Day and Faculty House Awards Ceremony hosted by the Division of Student Development (DSD) recently, but their Faculty Guardian, Dr Quenton Kritzinger, was also awarded as the Faculty Guardian of the Year. He also received this award in 2017.

  • UP’s Prof Hettie Schönfeldt receives prestigious Nevin Scrimshaw Award

    Posted on October 18, 2019

    Prof Hettie Schönfeldt, Director of the ARUA Centre of Excellence for Food Security led by UP and holder of a DST/NRF SARChl chair in the National Development Plan Priority Area of Nutrition and Food Security, was announced as the recipient of the distinguished Nevin Scrimshaw Award and...

  • UP agriculture student hopes to make ‘valuable contribution’ after winning AFMA poster award

    Posted on October 14, 2019

    Kyle Venter, an MSc (Agric) student in animal science in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP), has been given the Best Student Nutrition Poster Award for 2019 by the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association (AFMA).

  • Prof Barend Erasmus appointed as new Dean for NAS

    Posted on October 02, 2019

    Professor Barend Erasmus has been appointed as the Dean in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria (UP) from 1 October 2019.

  • UP Animal Science postgraduate student wins international award

    Posted on May 02, 2019

    Mr Stuart Taylor, a master’s degree student in Animal Science at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently won the award for the best graduate student presentation from the Southern Poultry Science Society (SPSS) at the annual meeting of the International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF) in...

  • Master’s student in Animal Science wins Koos van der Merwe Award

    Posted on April 16, 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.

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