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The Media Office team manages the University's interaction with online, print and broadcast media and documentary film crews. Our primary objective is to promote the excellence of UP staff and our programmes, and to assist journalists who seek information about the University and members of the campus community. (read more)


University of Pretoria Appoints New Vice-Chancellor and Principal

 22 Nov 2018
Our constitutional duty-bearers must urgently deliver proper toilets to learners – UP’s Centre for Child Law
19 Nov 2018

University of Pretoria’s Dr Flavia Senkubuge becomes first black woman President of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa

02 Nov 2019

TuksNovation start-up named a finalist for MTN Business App of the Year

24 Oct 2018

UP student wins Top Human Resources Student in South Africa award

22 Oct 2018

University of Pretoria achieves new world rankings in three subjects, Law faculty up 16 positions

 18 Oct 2018

UP students become first African team to win Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

16 Oct 2018

‘Pesticides found in local fruit and vegetables could have health risks’, UP academic warns at 2nd International Conference on Food Safety and Security

16 Oct 2018

University of Pretoria launches Sport, Exercise Medicine and
 Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI)

15 Oct 2018
‘South Africa is not immune from global hunger epidemic’:
University of Pretoria academic sounds warning on World Food Day
13 Oct 2018

UP spending contributes R39bn to South Africa’s economy

04  Oct 2018

UP to launch online programme in sectional title management in 2019

01 Oct 2019

‘African businesses face threat of becoming obsolete’ – Aurecon COO

01 Oct 2019
Future-proof your child’s career: University of Pretoria focuses on fourth industrial revolution at #ChooseUP Career Expo in Durban  27 Sept 2019

UP academic discovers new woodlouse species in termite nests of Kruger Park

 22 Sept 2019

First ever lion cubs born through artificial insemination worldwide

02 Sept 2018

UP signs agreement with The University of Western Australia

27 Aug 2018

Black men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men in South Africa

21 Aug 2018

New breast cancer research shows promise for the future

31 July 2018

Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and
international borders

30 July 2018

Half of Super Rugby team players can expect to get injured in a season

30 July 2018

White rhinos communicate through their ablution habits

27 July 2018

Globally acclaimed jazz singer and teacher Lenora Helm Hammonds to receive Javett-UP Music Award

25 July 2018

Bridging the divide between Arts and Science

10 July 2018

UP Scientists Honoured at NSTF Awards

29 June 2018

Africa’s Tree of Life is dying

25 June 2018 

University of Pretoria launches Virtual Campus

25 June 2018

Beware of Malaria even in winter
25 April 2018

Artist William Kentridge receives honorary doctorate from UP
 13 April 2018

UP achieves 94.2% first-timer pass rate in recent SAICA exams

28 March 2018

UP researchers spot killer whales killing a dolphin

27 March 2018

University of Pretoria ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide

2 March 2018

University of Pretoria and City of Tshwane lead substance use intervention

14 Feb 2018

UP scientist recognised by AU

05 Feb 2018

University of Pretoria welcomes new students

29 Jan 2018

UP only SA university in top four to improve BRICS ranking

23  Nov 2017

University of Pretoria in world top 100 for Law

04 Oct 2017

UP launches new food labs for consumer science students

21 Sept 2017

UP among the top 300 universities worldwide for arts and humanities

20 Sept 2017

Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of Gift of the Givers, awarded Chancellor's Medal

07 Sept 2017

Theodor Loots: Hope never disappoints

07 Sept 2017

University of Pretoria improves position in Times Higher Education ranking

07 Sept 2017

University of Pretoria Spring Graduation Ceremony

06 Sept 2017

Women in Science Awards 2017 honours three UP scientists

24 Aug 2017

Profile: Dr Bianca Brider, working towards malaria elimination

24 Aug 2017

The Javett-UP: Signaling a new landmark in the City of Tshwane

16 Aug 2017

University of Pretoria Camerata win at the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017
26 July 2017

UP researchers weigh in on bird flu outbreak
19 July 2017
Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu re-elected as Chancellor of University of Pretoria
19 July 2017

Rivonia trialists exhibition to commemorate Mandela Day      
19 July 2017

Poster by UP student included in Green Bauhaus Global Communication Project 2017
3 July 2017

University of Pretoria hosts Tjo!StoryFest to encourage a culture of reading

30 June 2017

High-achieving medicine students at UP receive bursaries
13 June 2017

Prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship awarded to Prof Robert Millar
09 June 2017

University of Pretoria significantly improves its world ranking
08 June 2017

UP MasterCard Foundation Scholars graduate with distinctions       
10 May 2017

Quintine Mkhondo graduates from UP at 19

24 April 2017

University of Pretoria celebrates student achievements at 2017 Autumn Graduation

07 April 2017

Fourteen year old joins UP

01 Feb 2017

KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Learners win National Schools Moot Court Competition

11 Oct 2016

New community health platform piloted in Tshwane

to bring primary care to millions

10 Oct 2016

New community health platform brings primary care to millions


10 Oct 2016

National Schools Moot Court Finalists to battle it out

06 Oct 2016

University of Pretoria puts Rand Water at the cutting edge of water supply

20 Sept 2016

Uncovering the hidden risks in our waters

20 Sept 2016

University of Pretoria puts Rand Water at the cutting edge of water supply

20 Sept 2016

Stakeholders voice demand for policy input on predicting future

feed and food availability

12 September 

Official opening of the Tšwelopele Building at Prinshof Campus

15 August 2016

Mining Research Centre established at University Of Pretoria

11 July 2016

New Centre for Viral Zoonoses established at University Of Pretoria

07 July 2016 

Prof Ann Skelton nominated as candidate to UN committee on the

Rights of the Child

15 Junie 2016

Indigenous, instant superfood for Rural Children

08 Junie 2016

Protein supplement of the future (for livestock)

11 May

Avanade’s ‘15 for 15’ scholarship programme: creating a new future of possibility for five University of Pretoria students

11 May

University of Pretoria veterinary science students make a difference

06 April

Free hearing test with local app hearZA
03 Mar 2016

World-class facilities open at University of Pretoria’s

Onderstepoort campus

01 Mar 2016

Some key information on Zika virus and South Africa

08 Feb 2016

Mastercard scholars at University of Pretoria keep the African dream alive

06 Feb 2016

University of Pretoria hosts 1st African Conference on the Health Effects of Endocrine Disruptors

30 Oct 2015

THE ranks UP amongst the top global Universities
01 Oct 2015

Hearing tests for Deafness Awareness Month

30 Sept 2015

World Rabies Day 28 September 2015

28 Sept 2015

University of Pretoria launches Centre for Japanese Studies

17 Sept 2015

BANKSETA gee R5 miljoen aan die Universiteit van Pretoria

26 Aug 2015

First-in-Africa Virtual Reality Centre to Revolutionise Mine Safety

04 Aug 2015

University of Pretoria represented at launch of global coalition on uniform construction measurement standards

21 July 2015

Orphan wins R25 000 UP bursary on Open Day

 26 May 2015

Renowned engineer honoured at University of Pretoria

24 April 2015

Distinguished university professor from Canada honoured by University of Pretoria

23 April 2015

Computer guru awarded honorary doctorate by University of Pretoria

23 April 2015

South Africa developing a booming crocodile economy

 22 April 2015

Debbie Conradie enrolled for a veterinary science course at the age of 51 – and now she is graduating!

22 April 2015

Legal and human rights activist urges South Africa to uphold constitutional responsibility

19 April 2015

Problem solving for SA’s education system

17 April 2015

Honorary doctorate recipient calls for ‘education rights revival’ in South Africa

16 April 2015

A bight future for concentrated solar power

14 April 2015

More than 10 000 graduate certificates and five honorary doctoral degrees to be awarded

14 April 2015

Department of Nuclear Medicine lauded by the International Atomic Energy Agency

 26 Mar 2015

African researchers to receive leadership training as part of a new UP initiative

03 Mar 2015


Have your (low GI) cake and eat it – research at the University of Pretoria (UP) shows how high GI starch can be modified using fatty acids

 18 Feb

New scanner at University of Pretoria paves way to virtual autopsies

18 Feb 2015

UP remembers master story teller André P Brink

18 Feb 2015

UP student gets a boost from the Department of Social Development

12 Feb 2015

Lessons in e-learning - international experts help shape new

26 Jan 2015

Academic achievers choose UP

17 Jan 2015

UP improves position in University Rankings

04 Dec 2014

University of Pretoria and City of Tshwane sign a land-swap agreement

20 Nov 2014
Bites and scars help researchers to unravel whale migrations 12 Nov 201
University of Pretoria initiates a relationship with the University of Antwerp  28 Oct 2014
Centre for Natural Hazards relaunched ‒ a new model 23 Oct 2014
Limpopo’s tomato growers have to face up to climate change 20 Oct 2014
Walking the tightrope 20 Oct 2014
Launch of photographic exhibition at University of Pretoria celebrates Australia’s contribution to the new South Africa  17 Oct 2014
UP celebrates the beginning of a new era for TuksSport High School 07 Oct 2014
UP seals a partnership with the University of Stuttgart 01 Oct 2014

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