Recommendation from ASSAf agricultural education consensus study adopted for implementation
Posted on October 08, 2020
Cabinet recently approved the integration of South Africa’s agricultural colleges into the Department of Higher Education and Training, in line with one of the key recommendations from an Academy of Sciences of South Africa (ASSAf) Consensus Study led by Centre for the Advancement of...
FSNet-Africa Celebrates World Food Day 2020
Posted on October 02, 2020
The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) – UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) is hosting a joint virtual campaign to commemorate World Food Day on 16 October 2020. The theme of the...
UP research focuses on women in African agriculture
Posted on August 12, 2020
As we celebrate Women’s Month in South Africa, it is a fitting time to reflect on the role of women in food and nutrition security on the African continent.
Ubuntu and the Principle of Co-Agency in African Ecology – Conversation with James Ogude
Posted on August 06, 2020
On 6 August 2020, Professor James Ogude participated in STREAMS, an international conference for the Environmental Humanities. Professor Ogude participated in a conversation on "Ubuntu and the Principle of Co-Agency in African Ecology" with Isabel Perez.
Partnerships are crucial for delivering food for Africa in a transforming agri-food system in the ‘new normal’, say experts at regional universities forum webinar
Posted on July 22, 2020
The recently awarded Food Systems Research Network for Africa, a collaborative initiative between the University of Pretoria, the University of Leeds and the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, is a good example of partnerships for building capacity that are key for...
Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications: Humanities for the Environment
Posted on May 25, 2020
The Humanities for the Environment (HfE) programme at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, the University of Pretoria, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship commencing in the second half of 2020 or at the start of 2021.
The University of Pretoria in a CHCI-Mellon Global Humanities Institute Grant
Posted on April 28, 2020
Pretoria, 22 April 2020 – The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria is collaborating with the University of Texas Humanities Institute in a grant awarded by the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI), located at the University of Wisconsin...
Academy of Sciences of South Africa (ASSAf) congratulates our Director on his A rating
Posted on April 01, 2020
At the start of 2020, Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, Professor James Ogude, was awarded an A-2 rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
UP increases number of NRF A-rated scientists to 16 as two academics score coveted A grade
Posted on March 11, 2020
Two highly respected University of Pretoria academics, Professor Jean M-S Lubuma and Professor James Ogude have been awarded A-2 ratings by the National Research Foundation (NRF), bringing UP’s total number of scientists in this category to 16.
UP’s Prof Frans Swanepoel recognised for creating impact for Africa’s agricultural development
Posted on December 10, 2019
Professor Frans Swanepoel, Fellow at the Centre for Advancement of Scholarship and Director: International Strategic Partnerships, was recently honored by RUFORUM during its 15th AGM in Ghana for his significant contributions in pursuit of excellence in higher education in Africa and creating...
Marc Wegerif of University of Pretoria Presenting at Pan African Land Conference.
Posted on December 02, 2019
Marc Wegerif, of the Human Economy Programme within the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at University of Pretoria, was presenting at the 2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire on 28 th November 2019. The theme of the CLPA was “Winning the...
UP and Wageningen University collaborate on issue of food security in Africa
Posted on October 26, 2019
Professor Tawana Kupe, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UP, recently visited Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands as part of a tour of several European universities.
Javett-UP is now open to the public
Posted on September 24, 2019
The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) opened its doors to the public on Tuesday, 24 September.
Nadine Gordimer’s life celebrated as UP co-hosts annual lecture
Posted on September 18, 2019
The life of anti-apartheid activist and author Nadine Gordimer was commemorated at the 2019 edition of the Nadine Gordimer Lecture by human rights activist and writer Dr Per Wastberg.
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.
Seminar Report: "The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley ka Isaka Seme" by Dr Bongani Ngqulunga
Posted on July 10, 2019
On 13 June 2019, the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship hosted Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, the Director of the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Studies (JIAS) and award-winning author of "The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley ka Seme". Dr Ngqulunga spoke about how he came upon...
Seminar Report: #FoodTalks Seminar Series: Creating a more equitable, just and democratic food system in South Africa
Posted on July 09, 2019
On 4 June 2019, the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship hosted the inaugural seminar of its #foodtalks seminar series. The series will focus on bringing together leading thinkers and practitioners in the food sector to share knowledge and create a space to talk about the hindrances and the...
CAS researcher scoops award at prestigious NSTF-South32 awards
Posted on July 02, 2019
Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship research fellow, Professor Robin Crewe, won the Contribution Over a Lifetime Award at the 2018/2019 National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF-South32) Awards function, held at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg on 27 June 2019.
Colloquium Report: Extraction and the Environment, 28-31 May 2019
Posted on June 21, 2019
From 28 to 31 May 2019, the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship hosted a group of local and international scholars to discuss Extraction and the Environment in colloquium dedicated to using the environmental humanities as a way to engage the phenomenon of extraction in a variety of forms,...
Seminar Report: Professor Mashudu Tshifularo – “Artificial Middle Ear Transplant Using 3D Technology”, 24 May 2019
Posted on June 20, 2019
On Friday, 24 May 2019, the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship was honoured to have Professor Mashudu Tshifularo, the Head of the Ear Nose and Throat (Otorhinolaryngology) Department at the University of Pretoria, present on his ground breaking surgery to transplant damaged middle ear...