University of Pretoria, in collaboration with Anglo American, launches state of the art mobile soils testing laboratory for tailings engineering
Posted on October 26, 2023
A state-of-the-art mobile soils laboratory will be launched on 26 October 2023 at the Engineering 4.0 complex on the Hillcrest Campus of the University of Pretoria in collaboration with Anglo American.
The University of Pretoria wins the 2023 Quanser Sustainability Award
Posted on October 24, 2023
The transdisciplinary classroom leads to dynamic learning
UP EBIT Week shows increasing number of female learners interested in STEM subjects
Posted on July 25, 2023
“We always try to raise awareness among female learners, because getting more females into STEM is an important drive for us,” the Faculty said.
Better understanding and not just “an app” needed to improve public transport
Posted on October 16, 2022
Mr Tlhalefi Austin Mphela, a final year Civil Engineering student's article on better understanding of public transport was published in the SAICE, Civil Engineering magazine. This is what Austin said in his interview:
Meet smWoef, the University of Pretoria’s new robotic dog
Posted on September 14, 2022
UP is leading the way as a global African university. It now has not one, not two, but three robots hard at work. The latest is smWoef, a robot dog that dazzles with its tricks.
UP researcher leads the way to green hydropower for remote communities
Posted on October 04, 2021
The new plant was handed over at a ceremony that was attended by senior government officials, along with representatives of UP, the Water Research Commission, Mhlontlo Local Municipality and the Kwa-Madiba community.
Marco van Dijk wins WRC Knowledge Tree Award
Posted on September 30, 2021
Congratulations to Mr Marco van Dijk in the Department of Civil Engineering, who was the winner in the Empowering Communities category for the Knowledge Tree Awards by the Water Research Commission. Mr van Dijk received the award for his work in the development of the small-scale Hydropower...
#UPMandelaMonth: ‘Your purpose in life should have an element of helping others to excel’ – Prof Wynand Steyn, Department of Civil Engineering
Posted on July 20, 2021
Professor Wynand Steyn, Head of UP's Department of Civil Engineering, talks about community engagement in the spirit of Mandela Month, why he is dedicated to his students and why he starts his day at 4am.
#UPYouthMonth: ‘Youth represents possibility – we have so much to offer and impart to the world’ – Kory Shukrani Potgieter, EnactusUP Chairperson
Posted on June 24, 2021
“The youth of 1976 realised their power, potential and purpose; we need to continue to be strong and courageous.” – Kory Shukrani Potgieter, entrepreneur and EnactusUP Chairperson on Youth Month.
UP Engineering 4.0’s ‘smart avos’ hold the key to determining the impact of transportation conditions on agricultural products
Posted on June 04, 2021
A team from UP’s Department of Civil Engineering used the Department’s unique smAvo and smaTo sensor platforms to monitor the transportation by cargo ship of a consignment of avocados destined for The Netherlands.
UP and CSIR sign collaboration agreement on smart transport, cities and environments
Posted on July 22, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) today (22 July 2020), to collaborate in the area of smart transport, cities and environments.
University of Pretoria commemorates 100 years of trans-African flight and re-installation of flight monument
Posted on March 16, 2020
Two crashed planes, 109 flying hours and 45 days. This is what it took Lieutenant Colonel Pierre van Ryneveld and Captain Quentin Brand to write history by completing the first flight from London to Cape Town on 19 March 1920.
UP’s Engineering 4.0 to take transportation into the future
Posted on September 26, 2019
UP's state-of-the-art Engineering 4.0 building will host Africa’s first independent transport reference and testing facility. It will also be a research and training hub for smart transport systems.
Sachin Ravjee wins best presenter at YGE
Posted on September 17, 2017
Sachin Ravjee, best presenter at SA Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference.
Thato Seabi awarded 2nd best paper at HydroVision 2017, Denver Colorado
Posted on June 29, 2017
Thato Seabi, Masters student in the Department of Civil Engineering, was awarded second prize at HydroVision 2017 in Denver Colorado for his paper "Maximising Energy Use of Islanded Rural Hydropower Electrification System". Thato is supervised by Mr Marco van Dijk who has received several awards...
Professors Jacobsz & Kearsley win Gold Medal from SA Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Posted on June 29, 2017
Professors Jacobsz and Kearsley and collaborators from the University of Western Australia received the Gold Medal of the Southern African Institution of Mining and Metallurgy for their paper "Fracture banding in caving mines".
Van Zylspruit Bridge wins Fulton Innovation Award
Posted on June 04, 2017
Van Zylspruit Bridge, instrumented and currently monitored by Civil Engineering, wins Fulton Innovation Award
New programme aims to ensure safer rail transport in SA
Posted on March 27, 2017
The Railway Occurrence Investigation Programme at the University of Pretoria was developed to assist in eliminating the escalating and repetitive nature of railway incidents through proper investigation.