Research News

  • Geology student awarded with Corstorphine Medal

    Posted on August 01, 2016

    Sameera Mohamed, a PhD student at the University of Pretoria, was recently honoured by the Geological Society of South Africa with the Corstorphine Medal.

  • CGIS wins prize at Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge

    Posted on February 12, 2016

    A team of postgraduate Geoinformation Science students from the Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) recently won the climate change category at the Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge.

  • The science behind hail

    Posted on January 04, 2016

    Parts of the country were subjected to severe hailstorms towards the end of last year and hailstones the size of tennis balls inflicted massive damage. Dr Liesl Dyson explains the science behind this weather phenomenon.

  • CGIS celebrates International Map Year

    Posted on November 24, 2015

    In celebration of the International Cartographic Association’s International Map Year, the Centre for Geo-information Science at UP hosted a Mini-conference to showcase the role of maps in research conducted at the University.

  • African Diaspora fellow collaborates on Geographic Information Science and Technology project at UP

    Posted on September 07, 2015

    The University of Pretoria (UP) was selected by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) in the USA to host an African Diaspora scholar, Dr Paddington Hodza.

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