Professor Frans Swanepoel appointed to leadership of African food security initiatives
Posted on August 01, 2017
Frans Swanepoel has been appointed as a board member at two leading African initiatives.
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.
Opinion: Science has the power to boost farming in Africa. But a lot has to change
Posted on June 26, 2017
Prof Frans Swanepoel is a Research Fellow focused on Future Africa at the University of Pretoria,
Opinion: How to create jobs in the age of robots and low growth
Posted on June 26, 2017
Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti, a full professor of Political Economy and founding director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria, discusses how jobs can be created in the age of robots and low growth in an article that recently appeared on The...
Opinion: The path towards a 'human economy' needs no help from elitist agendas
Posted on June 09, 2017
Dr Jason Musyoka, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Human Economy Programme, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at UP, discusses the path towards a 'human economy' in article that recently appeared on The Conversation.
Opinion: As Trump smacks the climate, the world must do better to save the planet
Posted on June 06, 2017
In an article that was recently published on The Conversation, Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti writes that it is high time to ask whether conventional approaches to sustainable development are enough to deal with the multiple crises facing the world.
Opinion: Growth is dying as the silver bullet for success. Why this may be a good thing
Posted on May 31, 2017
Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti writes about how growth is dying as the silver bullet for success and why this may be a good thing in an article that recently appeared on The Conversation.
Prof Jan Boeyen's final book launched in 2017
Posted on May 11, 2017
On 2 March 2017, " The Quantum Gamble" by Professor Jan Boeyen's was launched at the University.
UP lead support on Higher Education and Science Technology & Innovation for Africa
Posted on May 10, 2017
In March 2015 the African Union Commission (AUC) established a Committee of 10 Heads of State as African Champions of Education, Science and Technology.
Third round of the ASLP connects young science leaders across Africa
Posted on May 03, 2017
The Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) serves early-career researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, the arts and the humanities, using a highly interactive approach to training, application of skills to leadership projects, peer support and mentorship.
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.