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.
2017 Humanities for the Environment Conference
Posted on August 01, 2017
The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship is bringing together scholars to generate discussion and research into using the broad field of the humanities and its related disciplines to understand and engage with global environmental problems.
Science has the power to boost farming in Africa. But a lot has to change
Posted on June 26, 2017
Professor Frans Swanepoel from the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, discusses the possibilities that science offers for the future of farming and food security in Africa.
Scientists from around Africa gather to develop leadership capacity in the third round of the ASLP
Posted on March 14, 2017
Twenty-two outstanding scientists from all major regions of Africa will participate in the third round of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP). The scientists represent basic and applied sciences, and span a wide variety of disciplines including the social sciences and humanities.
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...