‘As youth, we bring new, bold ideas, fresh perspectives and different ways of doing things’ – UP grad and medical professional Dr Cyan Brown (27)
Posted on June 18, 2020
“We must start taking the call to active citizenry seriously as young people,” says Dr Cyan Brown, who graduated from the University of Pretoria with a medical degree in 2017.
University of Pretoria boasts five finalists in 2019/2020 NSTF-South32 ‘Science Oscars’
Posted on June 05, 2020
Five academics from the University of Pretoria (UP) are finalists in the 2019/2020 National Science and Technology Forum’s (NSTF) prestigious NSTF-South32 Awards.
World Bicycle Day: Be “lekker” and ride a bike
Posted on June 03, 2020
In honour of World Bicycle Day, and the ever-growing awareness of health and wellbeing, now is as good a time to dust your bike, lube the chain and get pedaling. We hear time and time again of the vast benefits physical activity can have on our health as well as mental health.
UP webinar on ‘Future Africa Post-COVID-19’ suggests researchers must play leading role in reshaping African society
Posted on June 02, 2020
Participants from around the world joined a University of Pretoria (UP)-hosted webinar titled “Future Africa Post-COVID-19” on Friday.
The webinar was held in commemoration of Africa Month, which is celebrated throughout May, and looked at what the future holds for the continent in...
Good gut health could be a key line of defence against viral infections – UP food science academics
Posted on May 28, 2020
Although there is no specific research that shows the positive effects of high-fibre foods in helping to fight against COVID-19, some existing research has suggested its beneficial effects against viral infection.
CrazySocks4Docs Day 2020
Posted on May 28, 2020
If COVID-19 was a war, our health workers would have been in the firing line. Health care workers are the ones bravely protecting South African citizens against a lethal, but an invisible enemy. The public cannot even imagine the stress and pressures health care workers face under in the fight...
Incubating the cause: Nissan and UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences combat COVID-19 with INTUboxes
Posted on May 27, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the production of vehicles during the stringent national lockdown. However, this trying time calls for innovative action to support the nation which is why Nissan and the University of Pretoria have partnered to create and manufacture INTUboxes.
Applications for 2021 University of Pretoria student intake extended
Posted on May 22, 2020
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the national lockdown, many learners have been faced with various challenges. We have been monitoring all press conferences and strategies released by the Department of Basic Education and the Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement closely.