UP student projects help local schools kick-start online teaching and learning amid COVID-19 lockdown
Posted on May 08, 2020
A collaboration between local schools and students at UP’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology is finding innovative ways to ensure that teaching and learning continue online while the country is in lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.
EBIT welcomes its new Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering
Posted on May 04, 2020
Prof Michael Daramola holds a BSc(Hons) degree and a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, a MSc degree in Biotechnology from Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stellenbosch University.
UP students create app to help homeless shelters speed up service
Posted on April 28, 2020
Two University of Pretoria (UP) students from the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) have developed a mobile app for homeless shelters to access assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UP to co-host 2020 World Engineering Education Forum & Global Engineering Deans Council Conference in Cape Town
Posted on April 21, 2020
Under the auspices of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, UP, in conjunction with the South African Society for Engineering Education and the South African Engineering Deans’ Forum, is set to co-host the 2020 World Engineering Education Forum and the Global...
Student uses 3D printing process to produce face visors for Leboang Health Care in Soshanguve
Posted on April 17, 2020
Marco Matthis, a second-year Computer Engineering student who is enrolled for the compulsory undergraduate module Community-based project (code JCP), applied the 3D printing process to make face visors, and a sewing machine to produce surgical masks. The first batch was delivered to Lebogang...
Students develop an app for Tshwane Homelessness Forum
Posted on April 17, 2020
Two students, David de Villiers and Kian Strydom, who are enrolled in Community-based learning (code: JCP), a compulsory course of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, have assisted PEN NGO shelters and communities across Tshwane by developing an app for use...
COVID-19: UP research group sets up databank to empower experts and citizens with accurate info
Posted on April 07, 2020
A research group based at the University of Pretoria (UP) is playing its part in disseminating factual information about the novel coronavirus that the world is currently in the grip of by setting up a databank that offers users real-time updates about COVID-19.
UP Chemical Engineering joins fight against COVID-19 with hand sanitisers for paediatricians at Steve Boko Academic Hospital
Posted on April 06, 2020
A University of Pretoria chemical engineering student who has started a project to donate hand sanitiser to paediatricians at Steve Biko Academic Hospital has shown how in difficult times such as these, community needs can be addressed by creating team-based solutions enabling those with the...
Don’t miss this online lecture for rock mechanics on 30 March 2020
Posted on March 26, 2020
This is the ideal time for members of the rock mechanics community to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the South African Institute of Rock Engineering (SANIRE) on 30 March 2020 to watch Prof Francois Malan deliver the 29th Online Lecture of the International Society for Rock...
Department of Mining Engineering launches new postgraduate bursary initiative
Posted on March 26, 2020
The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria, in partnership with African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), launched the African Rainbow Minerals Postgraduate Bursary Initiative on 3 March 2020.
The global rise of artificial intelligence holds both promise and danger, and Africa needs its own experts to balance the two
Posted on March 18, 2020
Ada sounds and probes like a counsellor, doctor, or a friend. But she is actually a mobile application that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to track symptoms to get to the probable cause of an ailment.
University of Pretoria commemorates 100 years of trans-African flight and re-installation of flight monument
Posted on March 16, 2020
Two crashed planes, 109 flying hours and 45 days. This is what it took Lieutenant Colonel Pierre van Ryneveld and Captain Quentin Brand to write history by completing the first flight from London to Cape Town on 19 March 1920.
Society 5.0: Humans in the digital world by Prof Alta van de Merwe
Posted on March 05, 2020
Welcome to Society 5.0, where cyberspace and physical space collide, and information overload, fake news and social media addiction are commonplace digital problems.
University of Pretoria launches Course for Managers in Risk Management
Posted on March 04, 2020
While South Africa is known for its diverse wealth of minerals, coupled with a well-regulated mining industry, a primary concern for the industry as a whole is to keep mining-related casualties to a minimum. In an endeavor to support the industry to achieve its objective of zero-harm, the...
Huawei awards R1.1 million in bursaries to UP Engineering and ICT students
Posted on February 21, 2020
Huawei Technologies South Africa has once again invested in students from the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment and Information Technology by awarding them bursaries at a recent ceremony that was attended by Huawei executives and staff from...
Mining Indaba 2020
Posted on February 14, 2020
The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment event, took place in Cape Town from 3 to 6 February 2020. The final day of the event included a Young Leaders Programme, which featured, among other topics, a discussion forum on the future of careers in...
Top international award for Mining Engineering research paper
Posted on January 29, 2020
The Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), an international society that represents mining academics all over the world, has selected the research paper of Prof Ronny Webber-Youngman (Head of the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria) and Dr Johann Uys (senior lecturer in...
CODATA-RDA Research Data Summer School
Posted on January 27, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s Department of Information Science in collaboration with the Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA), South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) and Network of Data and Information Curation Communities (NeDICC) presented a...
Murray & Roberts Chair in Industry Leadership 4.0 launched in Department of Mining Engineering
Posted on January 20, 2020
The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria launched its 19th industry chair, which is also the third research chair in the Department of Mining Engineering, on 25 November 2019, the Murray and Roberts Chair in Industry Leadership 4.0.
UP’s Dr Vukosi Marivate: Using data to better understand our world
Posted on January 17, 2020
Dr Vukosi Marivate is the ABSA Chair of Data Science at the University of Pretoria and co-founder of the Deep Learning Indaba. He spoke to Primarashni Gower about his work.