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.