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  • Call For Postdoctoral Fellowship Application: Environmental Humanities

    Posted on September 11, 2018

    The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria (UP) is calling for qualified persons to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the broad area of Environmental Humanities, the signature project at the Centre.

  • Colloquium on 'Rhodesia to Zimbabwe: The Diplomacy of Isolation and Liberation under UDI'

    Posted on July 17, 2018

    On 27-28 June 2018, Dr Thula Simpson and Dr Eddie Michel from the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria hosted a colloquium entitled ‘Rhodesia to Zimbabwe: The Diplomacy of Isolation and Liberation under UDI’.

  • AAUN Africa Forum brings experts together in Cape Town

    Posted on December 14, 2017

    The Australia-Africa Universities Network (AAUN) recently brought together 55 Australian and African experts from academia, government, the diplomatic service, business and agencies to assess education and research partnerships in development, the engagement of stakeholders, and building...

  • Launch of new book by UP academic

    Posted on December 08, 2017

    Sitting pretty – White Afrikaans women in postapartheid South Africa, the new book by Prof Christi van der Westhuizen, was launched during November in Cape Town, Johannesburg and at the University of Pretoria (UP).

  • Research at UP — a retrospective review now published

    Posted on November 22, 2017

    The production of the annual Research Review is always a highlight in the research calendar of the University of Pretoria, and the Research Review 2016 was no exception.

  • Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul. Here are some ideas

    Posted on November 13, 2017

    According to Prof Frans Swanepoel, one of the major reasons that the agricultural sector is currently unable to realise its full potential is the fact that education and training practices is in need of a very serious overhaul.

  • Launch of ASSAf consensus study on revitalising agricultural education and training

    Posted on October 12, 2017

    The latest consensus study released by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) was chaired by Professor Frans Swanepoel from the University of Pretoria's Future Africa Initiative, and seeks to identify ways to address challenges facing South African agricultural education and training.

  • Expanding the Research Leadership Foundation across UP

    Posted on October 12, 2017

    The third round of the Tuks Young Research Leader Programme (TYRLP) welcomed 20 new fellows on 3 and 4 October 2017. This enriching workshop involved fellows from four faculties and focused on research leadership and leadership skills development.

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