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...
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 academics clinch seven prestigious NRF Awards for contribution to knowledge production
Posted on September 13, 2019
Seven UP academics received prestigious awards from the National Research Foundation (NRF) on Thursday, 12 September 2019, for their contribution to knowledge creation and dissemination.
Master’s student in biochemistry wins award for best oral presentation
Posted on September 03, 2019
Masego Dilebo, a master’s student in biochemistry at the University of Pretoria, recently won an award for the best oral presentation at the 5th Annual Malaria Research Conference.
Dr Dina Coertzen selected to attend international young scientist programme
Posted on August 13, 2019
Dr Dina Coertzen from the Malaria Parasite Molecular Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology has been selected to participate in the International Union for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Young Scientist Program (YSP) at Taylor’s University...
UP's Prof Myburg receives International Forest Biotechnologist of the Year Award
Posted on August 02, 2019
Prof Zander Myburg, Director of the Forest Molecular Genetics Programme in the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at the University of Pretoria, recently received the prestigious Biotechnologist of the Year Award from the Institute of Forest Biosciences.