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  • UP helps to keep cyclists safe during the Cape Town Cycle Tour

    Posted on March 09, 2017

    A medical screening questionnaire and targeted educational intervention programme originally developed by Prof Martin Schwellnus from UP, will help medical staff prepare for medical emergencies that may occur on Race Day.

  • Appointment of new Dean in the Faculty of Health Sciences

    Posted on March 07, 2017

    The University of Pretoria is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Tiaan de Jager as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, with effect from 1 March 2017. He has been the Acting Dean of the Faculty since July 2016.

  • Three UP students excel at DST/NRF National Global Change Conference

    Posted on January 30, 2017

    Three students from the University of Pretoria were recognised for their excellent presentations at the third DST/NRF National Global Change Conference hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban in December 2016.

  • UP Phd student scoops up local and international awards with innovative life-saving device

    Posted on January 24, 2017

    Mr Moses Kebalepile, a PhD student in the School of Health Systems and Public Health of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has walked away with top prizes in both the prestigious Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation Competitions for 2016 and the International...

  • UP shines at ATKV/SA Academy Prizes for 2016

    Posted on January 18, 2017

    Four of the six articles published in Afrikaans scholarly journals in 2015 and which in 2016 were awarded prizes by the Afrikaans Language and Culture Association (ATKV) and the SA Academy for Science and Art in their annual competition, were authored by academics from the University of Pretoria.

  • Malaria, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases

    Posted on December 01, 2016

    Several students and staff from the Malaria Parasite Molecular Laboratory, which forms part of the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control and the Department of Biochemistry, had the opportunity to present their research at the 3rd H3D Symposium in November.

  • UP's smile makers are changing lives

    Posted on November 09, 2016

    The Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic in the Department of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery at the University of Pretoria is the largest facial cleft clinic in Africa and has treated more than 4 300 patients over the last 33 years.

  • Prof Tahir Pillay appointed as editor-in-chief of international medical journal

    Posted on November 09, 2016

    Professor Tahir Pillay, Head of the Department of Chemical Pathology and the Division of Clinical Pathology at the University of Pretoria, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Pathology with effect from January 2017.

  • Can we eliminate malaria in South Africa by 2018?

    Posted on November 07, 2016

    At the University of Pretoria, we believe that the solutions to global problems can be found in the research we do today. Visit Research Matters to find out how UP researchers are making today matter with projects to combat malaria.

  • Prof Bob Millar receives Platinum Scientific Achievement Award

    Posted on September 28, 2016

    Prof Bob Millar, Director of the Centre for Reproductive Neuroendocrinology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has been awarded the Platinum Scientific Achievement Award by the South African Medical Research Council.

  • Mobile technology brings healthcare into people's homes

    Posted on September 30, 2016

    According to Prof Jannie Hugo from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pretoria, the use of eHealth could be of particular benefit in the provision of primary healthcare services to rural communities in South Africa.

  • Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle research in the spotlight at UP

    Posted on September 06, 2016

    The University of Pretoria has identified 'Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle interventions for chronic disease' as one of its four main strategic niche areas for research activity in the next decade.

  • Working together to eliminate malaria in southern Africa

    Posted on September 05, 2016

    Eight southern African countries affected by malaria have banded together under the auspices of an initiative called the E8, to implement malaria control and elimination strategies in a coordinated fashion.

  • School builds capacity of African forensic science professionals

    Posted on August 29, 2016

    The first African School of Humanitarian Forensic Action, led by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, is currently being hosted at the University of Pretoria.

  • Official opening of the Tšwelopele Building on the Prinshof Campus

    Posted on August 17, 2016

    The newly built Tšwelopele Building on the Prinshof Campus of the University of Pretoria was officially opened by the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, and the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UP, Prof Cheryl de la Rey on Monday, 15 August 2016.

  • Homegrown solutions for South Africa's hungry

    Posted on August 01, 2016

    The University of Pretoria's Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being is actively working with poor communities to turn the tide on hunger through various uplifting and innovative projects.

  • 2nd South African Malaria Research Conference to be presented by UP

    Posted on July 29, 2016

    The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) will present the 2nd South African Malaria Research Conference at the University’s Groenkloof Campus from Sunday, 31 July, to Tuesday, 2 August 2016.

  • Prof Pattinson receives prestigious award from the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns

    Posted on July 28, 2016

    Prof Robert Pattinson, Director of the South African Medical Research Council's Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Pretoria, has been awarded the Havenga Prize for Medicine by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir...

  • Science Communication in the spotlight at UP

    Posted on July 21, 2016

    The University recently launched Research Matters, an exciting new website that showcases and highlights some of its research and innovation output and emphasises the impact of this work in South Africa, Africa and globally.

  • Model enables risk predictions for avian flu

    Posted on June 24, 2016

    Most countries are not well prepared to cope with a possible avian influenza pandemic. Dr Folorunso Oludayo Fasina from the Faculty of Veterinary Science has developed a risk model to limit the spread of this disease.

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