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  • 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.

  • Prof Charles van Onselen receives prestigious HSRC award

    Posted on September 29, 2017

    The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has awarded the Annual Medal in Social Sciences and Humanities to Prof Charles van Onselen from the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria.

  • Moya moya moya moya

    Posted on August 31, 2017

    31 August is African Traditional Medicine Day. According to Dr Bosco Bae, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UP, however, the day is meaningless unless its value and history is recognised.

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