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  • Teaching and Learning Awards 2019

    Posted on May 31, 2019

    Several Teaching and Learning awards were recently handed out to staff members of the EBIT Faculty members. The following staff members received recognition for their contribution to Teaching and Learning in their respective departments.

  • Ms Chantel Niebuhr receives the Young Researcher Award in Paris

    Posted on May 31, 2019

    Ms Chantel Niebuhr from the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology was recently granted attendance to the World Hydropower Congress in Paris which took place on 14 until 16 May 2019 as part of the IHA young researcher award prize.

  • Dr Carin Combrink receives the University of Pretoria’s Community Engagement Award

    Posted on May 30, 2019

    Congratulations to Dr Carin Combrink, senior lecturer at the Department of Architecture, on the receipt of the University of Pretoria’s Community Engagement Award on 21 May 2019

  • UP’s 7th annual Robot Race Day helps students drive the fourth industrial revolution

    Posted on May 28, 2019

    There are only two kinds of people: those who ride the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and those who drive it. If you ride the revolution, you have to see where it takes you, but if you drive it, you determine its destination. In the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built...

  • Prof Xia nominated for a 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards

    Posted on May 21, 2019

    Prof Xiaohua Xia from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information has been nominated for consideration for a 2018/2019 National Science & Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Award in the Lifetime Award category

  • UP Department of Architecture hosts international architectural archiving workshops

    Posted on March 04, 2019

    The Architecture Archives of the University of Pretoria (AAUP) and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands recently hosted a series of workshops on the management and preservation of architectural drawing collections.

  • Interior Architecture postgraduate student, Nadia Ghillino captivates the attention of SABC and Chinese Global Daily

    Posted on February 12, 2019

    Nadia Ghillino, Masters student in Interior Architecture (class of 2018) exhibited her dissertation project, The Secret Life of Streets, at the Department of Human Settlements’ Neighbourhood 4.0 Off-the-Wall Technology Showcase at the CSIR on 8-9 February.

  • L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Postdoctoral Award: Dr Marilize Everts

    Posted on February 07, 2019

    Dr Marilize Everts, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Pretoria was awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Postdoctoral Award in Nairobi, Kenya, on 6 December 2018. A total of 488 nominations...

  • Dr Riana Steyn in the Department of Informatics is awarded the 2018 AIS Award for Innovation in Teaching

    Posted on February 05, 2019

    In this article Dr. Riana Steyn shares some of the projects and research studies that contributed to her nomination and ultimate award of the EBIT Teaching and Learning Award for innovative teaching methods, teaching systems analysis and design.

  • Good enough is no longer Good enough

    Posted on November 22, 2018

    We believe that people from all backgrounds should benefit from advances in technology.

  • White Paper on Artificial Intelligence for Africa

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    Prof Nelishia Pillay collaborated with Access Partnership and Microsoft on the white paper on Artificial Intelligence for Africa.

  • Prof Jan Eloff's visit to Chang'An University in China

    Posted on November 15, 2018

    On 23 October 2018, Professor Jan Eloff, Deputy Dean of Research and Postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and information Technology visited the Chang’ An University (CHD) to strengthen the collaborations between CHD and the University of Pretoria.

  • UP academic awarded international medal for mining engineering doctorate

    Posted on November 13, 2018

    UP engineer Dr Michael du Plessis is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Rocha Medal, awarded to him by the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) at the 10th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium in Singapore.

  • Innovate Research Publication

    Posted on October 30, 2018

    Prof Sunil Maharaj, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, University of Pretoria handing over the Innovate Research Publication to Deputy Minister Buti Manamela of Higher Education, at Gallagher Estate.

  • Huawei launches Authorised Information and Network Academy with UP

    Posted on October 08, 2018

    Huawei and the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT), at the University of the Pretoria (UP) have announced the launch of the Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA)....

  • Young Professionals Forum holds big energy debate at UP

    Posted on October 02, 2018

    The Consulting Engineers of South Africa’s Young Professionals Forum held its first annual “Big Energy Debate” recently, in partnership with the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT).

  • It’s the end of the world as we know it

    Posted on October 02, 2018

    You can run but can’t hide from the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), says the University of Pretoria’s Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, Prof Sunil Maharaj, in an interview with Primarashni Gower.

  • UP academic wins Global Young Researcher Award

    Posted on September 12, 2018

    The University of Pretoria extends its congratulations to Dr Taryn Bond-Barnard of the UP Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM), who’s been honoured with this year’s Global Young Researcher Award in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The award is administered by the International...

  • Honorary doctorates awarded to world-renowned experts

    Posted on September 10, 2018

    During its Spring graduation ceremonies, the University of Pretoria conferred honorary doctorates on three internationally recognised professors in honour of their contributions to their respective fields of expertise.

  • 2018 IE Prize Giving

    Posted on September 03, 2018

    2018 IE Prize Giving Function & Networking Opportunity

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