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  • 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 03, 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 December 01, 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.

  • The Political Economy of Developmental State-making in South Africa

    Posted on November 02, 2015

    Essentially, the research traces state-making processes over the past 100 years, and underline the primacy and centrality of both ideas and politics in shaping and conditioning the character of the modern state.

  • The Political Economy of Developmental State-making in South Africa

    Posted on November 02, 2015

    Essentially, the research traces state-making processes over the past 100 years, and underline the primacy and centrality of both ideas and politics in shaping and conditioning the character of the modern state.

  • UP and CIRAD dedicated to governance innovation

    Posted on November 02, 2015

    The University of Pretoria (UP) and the French Agricultural Research and International Cooperation organisation, working for the sustainable development in the South (CIRAD), have recently signed a five-year agreement establishing the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at UP...

  • The passing of Prof Jan Boeyens

    Posted on August 28, 2015

    It is with regret that we received the news of the passing of Prof Jan Boeyens, an Extraordinary Professor at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship. He passed away on Wednesday 26 August. He had recently returned from Indaba 8, a conference organized by the South African Crystallographic...

  • UP staff selected for ASSAf’s Committee on Scholarly Publishing in South Africa

    Posted on May 18, 2015

    The Academy of Science for South Africa (ASSAf) selected Emeritus Professor Andries van Aarde as a member of the Committee on Scholarly Publishing in South Africa (CSPiSA) for the period 2015 to 2017.

  • Digital Humanities mini-workshops

    Posted on April 02, 2015

    The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS), is hosting two leading scholars working in the area of Digital Humanities at Trinity College, Dublin. Professor Poul Holm and Dr Charles Travis have done excellent work in the area of Digital Humanities, especially in training postgraduate...

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