COVID-19 incidents at UP: Latest figures
Posted on September 17, 2021
The latest total numbers of occupationally and non-occupationally acquired positive cases of COVID-19 recorded (staff and students) on the University of Pretoria’s various campuses since 5 March 2020.
University of Pretoria students prove science and rap music rock
Posted on August 30, 2021
"Vaccinate, let us try and heal the nation. Wait, but there’s a debate. People are wondering why we should vaccinate." These are the lyrics of a catchy rap song by UP medical student Rostum Ogbuehi that aims to promote vaccination.
Winners of UP Student Counselling Unit’s resilience competition announced
Posted on August 25, 2021
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Student Counselling Unit (SCU) has announced the winners of an exciting competition that aimed to highlight resilience throughout 2020 and 2021.
‘Vaccines are our only hope of a return to normal’ – expert during UP webinar on vaccine manufacturing in SA
Posted on July 23, 2021
UP’s Graduate School of Technology Management hosted a public seminar on the hot topic of vaccine manufacturing in South Africa.
Vaccine myths: UP Health Sciences academic separates fact from fiction
Posted on July 22, 2021
UP is among the first institutions in South Africa’s higher education sector to have a COVID-19 vaccination centre and is helping the Gauteng Department of Health roll out its vaccination campaign.
UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences helps the COVID-19 vaccination cause
Posted on June 10, 2021
The facility is currently administering vaccinations to healthcare workers registered on the Health Professions Council of South Africa and citizens over the age of 60.
Student success in a time of crisis: How UP’s Dept of Education Innovation (EI) achieved almost seamless adjustment to online learning
Posted on June 03, 2021
The Department of Education Innovation describes what it took for UP to achieve an almost seamless transition to online learning at the start of the COVID-19 crisis.
Africa has highest global death rate among critically ill COVID-19 patients – UP experts part of landmark study
Posted on May 27, 2021
Mortality in critically ill patients with COVID-19 is higher in African countries than reported from studies done in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. This is according to the findings of a study that was conducted by a team of African researchers, including experts from the...