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  • Op-Ed: Why Europe's 'fortress' approach to the migration crisis won't work

    Posted on November 25, 2016

    Dr Chris Nshimbi, Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria and a colleague from the University of Zululand writes about why Europe's 'fortress' approach to the current migration crisis won't work, in an article that...

  • Prof Frans Swanepoel recognised during the 5th African Higher Education Week

    Posted on November 11, 2016

    Prof Frans Swanepoel, recently appointed as Professor: Future Africa at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, was recognised for his significant contributions to capacity development in support of agricultural transformation and development in Africa during the 5th African Higher...

  • Future Africa holds a scoping meeting for its first Ideas Lab at UP

    Posted on November 07, 2016

    The Ideas Lab workshops will be a core part of the Future Africa initiative's aim to develop interdisciplinary research teams and networks between UP researchers and researchers in Africa and beyond. The first 'scoping' meeting was held at the University in October, focusing on African...

  • Science Leadership programmes to expand across Africa

    Posted on October 31, 2016

    The Africa Science Leadership Programme recently launched the first Science Leadership Programme clinic. Thirteen ASLP fellows from eleven institutions in seven countries participated.

  • Creating an innovative perspective on research leadership at UP

    Posted on October 27, 2016

    The second round of the Tuks Young Research Leader Programme was held at the University of Pretoria earlier this month, involving 20 new fellows from seven faculties.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the NRF

    Posted on October 06, 2016

    Professor Chabani Manganyi receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NRF.

  • UP researchers excel at the 2016 NRF Awards

    Posted on September 07, 2016

    The annual NRF Awards recognise and celebrate South African research excellence. Awards are presented to researchers in two categories, namely special recognition awards and ratings-linked awards. Several of UP's top researchers received recognition during the recent NRF awards ceremony.

  • Prof Robin Crewe appointed to co-chair IAP committee

    Posted on August 02, 2016

    Prof Robin Crewe, Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, has been appointed as co-chair of the committee established by the InterAcademy Council / InterAcademy Partnership for Research to consider 'harnessing science, engineering and medicine to...

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