‘The mental health of youth is sustained by the people, places and spaces around them’ – UP-Dalhousie resilience study finds
Posted on May 18, 2022
People, spaces and places contribute to the mental health and resilience of youth, especially in resource-constrained environments, according to the latest findings of the Resilient Youth in Stressed Environments study.
#UPGraduation2022: Prof Mokubung Nkomo receives honorary doctorate from UP
Posted on May 11, 2022
Prof Mokubung Nkomo, retired independent education academic, has received an honorary doctorate from UP in recognition of his contributions to the field of education.
UP soars in 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings
Posted on May 03, 2022
UP is proud to have been named SA’s second-best and Africa’s third-best university in the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings! UP’s overall score marks the greatest improvement among all SA universities.
Re.Search Issue 2: Innovation
Posted on April 26, 2022
Innovation is the next step forward. The innovations highlighted in this edition show us that the knowledge we create today is a step forward to future.
Improvement in overall research outputs for UP – Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) 2020 report released
Posted on April 12, 2022
A report recently released by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) shows a year-on-year improvement in overall 2020 research publications output units accrued by the University of Pretoria.
International Women’s Day: UP joins the call to #BreakTheBias
Posted on March 08, 2022
Today, 8 March, UP joins the global community in observing International Women’s Day and supports the global call to action to #BreakTheBias in all spheres of life.
International Day of Education: How South Africa can fix its education system
Posted on January 24, 2022
Literacy in SA is a challenge that requires us to acknowledge that matters concerning the education system are complex and require solutions showing an awareness of that, says the UP Dept of Political Sciences’ Yanga Malotana.
Humanities Education, in the Faculty of Education at UP is proud to host the Journal of Geography Education in Africa (JoGEA)
Posted on January 19, 2022
Humanities Education, in the Faculty of Education at UP is proud to announce that the Journal of Geography Education in Africa (JoGEA), as hosted on the UP Open Access Journals Portal - is accredited by the DHET. Please visit the journal at: https://upjournals.up.ac.za/index.php/jogea - for more...
Higher Certificate lifting dreams through sports partnership
Posted on January 07, 2022
Never underestimate what a simple gesture can do. It is the little things that you do that make a big difference in other people’s lives.” This was the view of LJ Van Zyl, a Lecturer and Sports Practical Coordinator, at an outreach in Soweto where the University partnered with Lifting...
Second-year education student speaks on her modelling journey!
Posted on November 23, 2021
Miss Municipalities South Africa top 15 candidate
Virtual Seminar on Transforming Early Childhood Pedagogy for a Post-Pandemic Future
Posted on October 06, 2021
The Department of Early Childhood Education cordially invites you to a virtual seminar on
Transforming Early Childhood Pedagogy for a Post-Pandemic Future
Disaster triggers solidarity rather than disruption among South Africans – UP resilience expert’s findings
Posted on August 16, 2021
South Africans have been found to tend towards flocking instead of taking flight as a resilience response. This is according to Professor Liesel Ebersöhn, a professor in UP's Department of Educational Psychology.
Disaster triggers solidarity rather than disruption among South Africans
Posted on August 16, 2021
South Africans have been found to tend towards flocking instead of taking flight as a resilience response. This is according to Professor Liesel Ebersöhn, a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria (UP) and Director of the University’s Centre for...
The Teacher Education through Flexible Learning in Africa (TETFLE) journal accepted into the Directory for Open Access Journals listing
Posted on August 13, 2021
The Teacher Education through Flexible Learning in Africa (TETFLE) and other developing contexts open journal has been accepted into the Directory for Open Access Journals listing.
UP hosts webinar on teacher education and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Posted on August 05, 2021
Teach4Reach, a collaborative project between UP and the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna in Austria, recently hosted a virtual event broadcast from UP’s Future Africa Research Institute.
UP-led project launches innovative fellowship to develop African food systems researchers
Posted on July 23, 2021
The Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) fellowship has officially launched, and 20 early-career researchers from six African countries joined their mentors from the UK and Africa in the first week of activities.
#UPMandelaMonth: ‘Life is a journey and you are creating a ripple effect’ – final-year UP student on her community work in Hillbrow
Posted on July 08, 2021
Meet Noluvuyo Mogale, a final-year Education student at UP, who has rolled up her sleeves to effect change in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, an area plagued with gang activity, substance use and high rates of crime
#UPYouthMonth: ‘You’re never too young to contribute towards positive change’ – Chairperson of UP leadership programme on making a difference
Posted on June 12, 2021
“This month is a reminder that you're never too young to be at the forefront of a social movement that contributes towards positive change,” says Anele Cebo, Chairperson of TULIP.
UP awards nine top-performing graduates for undergraduate excellence
Posted on May 26, 2021
Nine top-performing UP graduates have been awarded the Vice‐Chancellor and Principal's medal for their consistently excellent performance through their undergraduate studies.
UP hosts Africa’s first Nobel Prize Dialogue
Posted on May 20, 2021
UP recently hosted Africa’s first Nobel Prize Dialogue, which featured, among others, five Nobel Prize laureates.