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.
University of Pretoria’s Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering ranked number one in South Africa
Posted on January 13, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering has been ranked number one in South Africa by the Minerals Education Trust Fund (METF) for 2019.
Registered? Welcome! Now get orientated with UP!
Posted on January 03, 2020
Welcome to the University of Pretoria and congratulations on choosing UP. You’ve made one of the best decisions of your life!
In loving memory of Prof Kruger
Posted on December 13, 2019
It is with great sadness
Prof Ronny Webber-Youngman reappointed as Head of Department
Posted on December 09, 2019
The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology is pleased to announce the reappointment of its Head of Department of Mining Engineering, Prof Ronny Webber-Youngman, for a fourth term of office. His contract extends until the end of 2023.
TuksChess got all the checkmates again
Posted on December 09, 2019
TuksChess makes a hat trick win at the 2019 University Sport South Africa (USSA) Chess Championships. The University Sports South Africa commonly known as the USSA is an annual competition in which various sporting from universities around South Africa partake in.
Greenovate Awards 2019
Posted on December 04, 2019
Henno de Villiers and Liné Grobler were announced as the 2019 winners of the Greenovate Awards.
UP lecturer, student win SAIIE award for Best Industrial Engineering Paper
Posted on November 29, 2019
“Localising manufacturing related to new technologies brings a host of benefits for the local economy, such as development of skills and increased economic activity, thereby elevating the quality of life,” says Dr George Thopil of the University of Pretoria’s Graduate School of...
Beyond fintech, where human and technology meet
Posted on November 19, 2019
Professor Hanli Smuts from the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, Department of Informatics gave lessons about fintech at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town.
EBIT’S RELATIONSHIP WITH ESKOM EXPO FOR YOUNG SCIENTIST STRENGTHENED
Posted on November 15, 2019
On 29 October 2019 Mr Parthy Chetty, Executive Director of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientist International Science Fair (ISF), met with members of the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT).
UP signs Memorandum of Understanding with Council for the Built Environment
Posted on November 11, 2019
The School for the Built Environment in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Council for the Built Environment.
Retirement of Mr Erasford Seroka
Posted on October 02, 2019
Retirement of Mr Erasford Seroka