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  • COMMENT: Why PhDs are good – for individuals, and for a country

    Posted on December 06, 2019

    The Department of Science and Innovation has suggested that universities need to increase their output of PhD graduates to 100 graduates per million people. At the moment South Africa has 46 doctoral graduates per million people.

  • Third successful interdisciplinary training school on solar energy and photosynthesis held at UP

    Posted on November 27, 2019

    A very unique postgraduate spring school on solar energy and photosynthesis recently took place at the University of Pretoria (UP). This annual event, which attracts overwhelming interest, is unlike any other around the world due to three key elements: the African focus, the truly...

  • BGM Photo Competition 2019

    Posted on November 13, 2019

    The 2019 BGM Photo Competition was open for entries during August.

  • UP and International Veterinary Vaccinology Network teach learners about vaccination

    Posted on November 08, 2019

    “Who knew that science can be cool?” This was one of the many positive comments from Prestige College learners during a University of Pretoria (UP) and International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) outreach programme that took place recently in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

  • 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 STARS Mentorship Awards - Meshack Kekana

    Posted on October 15, 2019

    On Thursday 10 October 2019, Meshack Kekana, from the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology, was recognized by the UP STARS Mentorship programme as one of the NAS mentors who have made a great impact on the lives of the first-year BSc students.

  • Meshack Kekana our Top 100 candidate

    Posted on October 02, 2019

    Meshack Kekana, a postgraduate student at the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology was selected as one of the Top 100 most employable graduates for 2019 by GradStar.

  • 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.

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