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.
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.
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.