Professor Robin Crewe inducted into the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology
Posted on March 12, 2019
Professor Robin Crewe of South Africa was recently honoured by being inducted into the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology of Morocco as a foreign associate member.
INTERVIEW: Plan S is a grand plan, but the devil is in the detail: Robin Crewe on Open Access in South Africa
Posted on February 15, 2019
The Europe-led ‘Plan S’ initiative for Open Access scientific publishing has been warmly received in South Africa, with the National Research Foundation expressing ‘in principle’ support. Yet South Africa already has compliant local solutions embedded within the research...
Key African players in digital finance take centre stage at international UP colloquium
Posted on November 30, 2018
Former Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel was the keynote speaker at a colloquium on African innovation in digital finance recently held at the University of Pretoria.
Prof Frans Swanepoel to chair Canadian development research advisory council for Africa
Posted on November 21, 2018
Prof Frans Swanepoel, Fellow at UP’s Centre for Advancement of Scholarship and Director for International Strategic Partnerships, has been appointed Chairperson of the Council of Advisors (CoA) of the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in sub-Saharan Africa.
Book Launch: The Dark Side of the Hive by Professors Robin Crewe and Robin Moritz
Posted on October 30, 2018
The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship hosted the launch of its most recent publication.
Professor Chabani Manganyi's memoir wins ASSAf Award
Posted on October 28, 2018
Professor Chabani Manganyi's 2016 memoir has won the biennial Humanities Book Award from the ASSAf.
SA Cabinet reappoints Prof Tinyiko Maluleke to NRF board
Posted on September 28, 2018
The South African Cabinet recently reappointed University of Pretoria Professor Tinyiko Maluleke to the National Research Foundation (NRF) board. Currently, Prof Maluleke is a Fellow at the UP Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship.
Mama Mudu's Children
Posted on September 19, 2018
The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship invites you to a performance of Mama Mudu's Children.
Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship launches two books
Posted on September 12, 2018
Prof James Ogude’s Ubuntu and Personhood and Prof Julian Müller, Prof John Eliastam and Prof Sheila Trahar’s Unfolding Narratives of Ubuntu in Southern Africa were recently launched to critical acclaim.
Call For Postdoctoral Fellowship Application: Environmental Humanities
Posted on September 11, 2018
The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria (UP) is calling for qualified persons to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the broad area of Environmental Humanities, the signature project at the Centre.
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.
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.
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.