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.
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 June 05, 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 December 04, 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 11, 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)....