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  • South African-Swedish research collaboration project

    Posted on May 29, 2019

    Dr Ensa Johnson (Centre for AAC, UP) and Associate Prof Stefan Nilsson from Gothenburg University in Sweden received funding from the National Research Foundation (NRF), Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) as well as the South African Swedish...

  • Emergency Communication boards for communication in Mozambique

    Posted on May 07, 2019

    In the wake of cyclones Idai and Kenneth millions of Mozambican citizens are left in need of humanitarian aid. An emergency communication board was developed in order to bridge communication gaps between rescue and support workers who might not speak Portuguese and Mozambicans (e.g. children and...

  • UP academics make up eight of 20 new members of top national Science Academy

    Posted on October 19, 2018

    Eight academics from the University of Pretoria (UP) are among 20 of the country’s leading scholars and scientists recently inaugurated as members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

  • Hear me roar – Fofa Communication Empowerment Programme

    Posted on September 11, 2018

    The Centre for Alternative and Augmentative Communication (Centre for AAC) at the University of Pretoria held its 13th Fofa Communication Empowerment Programme week for young people with severe communication disabilities who use alternative forms of communication, such as speech-generating...

  • Formalizing the collaboration between the University of Pretoria and Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.

    Posted on May 23, 2018

    On Friday, 11 May 2018, Prof Ulrike Lüdtke, head of the Department of Speech and Language Pedagogy & Therapy, managing director of the Institute of Special Education, one of the largest institutes of the Faculty of Humanities of the Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), in Germany visited the...

  • Reflections on Collaboration

    Posted on April 05, 2018

    Increasingly universities requires researchers to embark on collaborative research with local and international researchers. As the principal investigators on a National Research Foundation (NRF) and Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) Science...

  • Dr Ulrika Ferm from Sweden visits the CAAC

    Posted on February 15, 2018

    The word “communication” is derived from the Latin “communicare” which means “to share” and that is exactly what Dr Ferm did in five days : presenting five expert lectures, meeting 100 students, visiting two schools for children with disability and discussing...

  • Kolkata - A city of contrasts

    Posted on December 05, 2017

    Kolkata is the second largest city in India situated in West Bengal. Kolkata for most visitors conjures up images of human suffering and poverty. This is a partial picture of this vibrant city. It is a city of contrasts, not unlike South Africa, noble and squalid; historic and futuristic...

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