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.