Women Changing South Africa
Posted on October 14, 2019
Women in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology innovate our world.
Enter UP's University Social Responsibility Month photographic competition
Posted on October 08, 2019
October 2019 is University Social Responsibility Month. As part of an awareness-raising process, we invite you to take a photograph that illustrates you (or your team) being socially responsible and enter the University Social Responsibility Photo Competition. This can be campus operations,...
UP signs collaboration agreement with University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Unimore)
Posted on October 02, 2019
A mutual agreement of understanding has been signed between the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and UP to collaborate in learning and research support within the car manufacturing and transport industries in South Africa.
University Social Responsibility Month
Posted on October 01, 2019
This October, the University Social Responsibility campaign will be launched. The campaign aims to raise awareness on the University of Pretoria’s (UP) impact on communities through our social responsiveness and social responsibility initiatives.
Towards a prosperous Africa – Partnerships for impact
Posted on October 01, 2019
Africa is a continent on the rise, a place where economic performance has proved resilient despite turbulent international events. But Africa is also a continent of contradictions and complexity.
Mental Health Awareness Month
Posted on October 01, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s Student Counselling Unit (SCU) will roll out mental health and wellness campaigns throughout the month of October. These campaigns are aimed at reaching a wider population and educating them about their well-being and how they can make themselves resilient and...
Gauteng Research Triangle: UP, UJ and Wits commit to research collaboration
Posted on September 30, 2019
The vice-chancellors of the universities of Pretoria, Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand have agreed to explore opportunities for establishing a globally competitive research collaborative in Gauteng.
International partners set to establish the Joint Research Centre for Clean Energy
Posted on September 28, 2019
Six partners from South Africa and China participated in signing a memorandum of understanding to establish a Joint Research Centre For Clean Energy. South Africa is represented by the University of Pretoria, the University of the Witwatersrand, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research...
UP rated in top four of SA universities in 2020 QS Graduate Employability Survey
Posted on September 19, 2019
UP has been ranked among the top four universities in South Africa in terms of graduate employability, according to the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Survey that was released on Thursday. UP also improved its global ranking significantly and is now ranked within the 251-300 band, compared to the...
Top Mining Engineering researchers awarded SAIMM Silver Medal
Posted on September 06, 2019
Receiving the Silver Medal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting held in Johannesburg on 15 August 2019.
Transformation on the campus of the University of Pretoria: Prof Tawana Kupe
Posted on September 03, 2019
Prof Tawana Kupe, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), visited the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) on Wednesday 14 August 2019. The Curriculum Transformation Committee invited Prof Kupe to share his views and action...
Four best paper awards at international heat transfer conference
Posted on August 30, 2019
Seven conference papers were recently presented by staff members and postgraduate students of the Clean Energy Research Group (CERG) in UP’s Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.
UP doctoral student wins an International Professional Award at the premier event for SAS professionals
Posted on August 29, 2019
Patrick Sekgoka, a PhD student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP), received his International Professional Award at the SAS Global Forum 2019. His PhD research is jointly supervised by Dr Olufemi Adetunji and Professor Sarma Yadavalli.
MINING IS NO LONGER EXCLUSIVELY A MAN’S WORLD
Posted on August 28, 2019
The perception that women have no place in the male-dominated world of mining is slowly being disproven, and no more explicitly than by the female alumni of the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP).
UP in top three of South African universities as it improves its researchers’ rating
Posted on August 27, 2019
The University of Pretoria has significantly improved its international standing and ranking by strengthening its position within the 400 – 500 band of the top universities in the world. The exciting development places UP in the top three South African universities, according to the...
Work programmes lead to high employability of UP mining engineering graduates
Posted on August 21, 2019
The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria has revealed that approximately 95% of its 2017 and 2018 graduates are currently employed in various fields of the minerals sector, as well as at consultancies and financial institutions.
ChooseUP Day a success as prospective students and their parents get a taste of what to expect
Posted on August 19, 2019
Excitement was the order of the day as about 14 000 prospective students (grade 12 learners), their families and friends from across the country attended the University of Pretoria’s #ChooseUP Day on Saturday, 17 August.
Tuks engineering student wins SA slalom ski-titles for a second time
Posted on July 31, 2019
Getting to ski down a 2860 metre slope at speed when competing in a slalom race is as close as it gets to the ultimate adrenaline rush.
UP celebrates successful pilot of Career Mentorship Programme
Posted on July 23, 2019
University of Pretoria (UP) Vice-Principal: Academic, Professor Noman Duncan, and the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently celebrated the completion of a pilot run for a new UP Career Mentorship Programme.
Put your hands together for Dr Mardé Helbig – winner of the NSTF Emerging Researcher award
Posted on July 03, 2019
Dr Mardé Helbig is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria.