UP academic's latest book reviewed in the Financial Times
Posted on April 06, 2017
Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti's latest book titled The world after GDP: economics, politics and international relations in the post-growth era, has been reviewed in a full-page article in the Financial Times.
Mama Mudu’s Children
Posted on March 24, 2017
The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS) and the Ubuntu Project cordially invite you to a performance by UP students of the drama, Mama Mudu’s Children. This play on ubuntu is written and directed by Masitha Hoeane and supported by UP Arts.
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.
UP academic discusses politics of developmental state-making in post-apartheid SA in new book
Posted on March 06, 2017
Dr Sihle Moon, a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship and Lecturer in Developmental studies at the University of Pretoria, recently published a book titled Political economy of state-making in post-apartheid South Africa.
Prof James Ogude appointed as Director: Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship
Posted on January 17, 2017
The University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor James Ogude as the new Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS) with effect from 1 January 2017.
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...
Prof Robin Crewe appointed co-chair of the Committee on Harnessing Science, Engineering and Medicine to Address Africa’s Challenges
Posted on August 01, 2016
The InterAcademy Council (IAC)/Inter Academy Partnership for Research (IAP-R) have appointed Prof Robin Crewe to co-chair the Committee on “Harnessing Science, Engineering and Medicine to Address Africa’s Challenges”.
Insightful expert lecture on southern African history presented at UP
Posted on May 10, 2016
The 19th lecture in the UP Expert Lecture Series titled 'Sunny Places for Shady Characters'. The Making of Work Class Cultures in Southern Africa's Mining Revolution, c.1886-1914 presented by Prof Charles van Onselen, took place on the University of Pretoria's Hatfield Campus on Wednesday, 20...
Africa Science Leadership Programme: second round of success
Posted on May 09, 2016
As the challenges we face in the world, and especially in Africa, become more complex, a different style of science leadership is required. The Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) was launched in June 2015 to address this, and recently concluded its second round of interactions with...
Are We Post-Racial Yet? | A lecture with David Goldberg hosted at the CAS
Posted on February 29, 2016
Has legacy of racial discrimination and disadvantage been waning?
UP professor appointed to board for Water Research Commission
Posted on February 01, 2016
Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, recently appointed the new Board of the Water Research Commission (WRC), which will be led by well-known water sector activists, Dr Nozibele Mjoli, who will serve as Chairperson, and our very own Prof Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo as Deputy Chairperson.
A new perspective on research leadership at Tuks
Posted on November 30, 2015
As the challenges we face in the world, and especially in Africa, become more complex, a different style of science leadership is required. The Tuks Young Research Leader Programme (TYRLP) was launched to address this.
Prof Robin Crewe re-elected to Council of The World Academy of Sciences
Posted on November 26, 2015
At the General Meeting of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), held in Vienna, Austria on 19 November 2015, Professor Robin Crewe, Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria (UP), was elected to serve a second term as TWAS council member for Africa.