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 looks at tourism sector to help create jobs
Posted on September 30, 2019
Research has revealed that young people aged 15-24 are the most vulnerable in the South African labour market, with unemployment figures for this group sitting at 55.2% in the first quarter of 2019.
Reflections on change as UP and HSRC celebrate anniversaries with Academy of Science of South Africa
Posted on September 25, 2019
In celebration of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Humanities’ centenary, the Academy of Science of South Africa’s Humanities Lecture was used as a platform to determine the importance of the archive in mapping out history.
Cloud computing could be key to speeding up Africa’s development
Posted on September 25, 2019
Earlier this year, 17 African countries presented their progress on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals at the UN. There was some good news and progress. But it’s clear that radical interventions are still required if countries on the continent are to achieve these ambitious global...
Javett-UP is now open to the public
Posted on September 24, 2019
The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) opened its doors to the public on Tuesday, 24 September.
The past, the present and the future at UP
Posted on September 20, 2019
At a time when the arts are claiming their rightful place among the most sought after 4IR subjects – what we refer to as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) – we are thrilled to be opening the Javett-UP Art Centre on our South Campus.
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...
Nadine Gordimer’s life celebrated as UP co-hosts annual lecture
Posted on September 18, 2019
The life of anti-apartheid activist and author Nadine Gordimer was commemorated at the 2019 edition of the Nadine Gordimer Lecture by human rights activist and writer Dr Per Wastberg.
Invitation: A World of Answers - Building a Future Africa Campus
Posted on September 17, 2019
The University of Pretoria, in collaboration with Radio 702, invites you to A World of Answers. 702’s Aubrey Masango will be in conversation with Professor Stephanie Burton, Professor Bernard Slippers and Professor James Ogude talking about Building a Future Africa Campus and what it means...
UP’s Department of Historical and Heritage Studies ranked highly by UNESCO for intangible cultural heritage
Posted on September 13, 2019
In a recent survey conducted by UNESCO, UP's, Department of Historical and Heritage Studies ranked among the top tertiary education institutions in southern Africa for its continued promotion of intangible cultural heritage on a local, national, continental and international level.
Students represent UP at regional youth conference on sexual and reproductive health and rights
Posted on July 16, 2019
Twelve students from six University of Pretoria (UP) faculties were selected to represent the University at the third Southern African Regional Students and Youth Conference on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Lusaka, Zambia, from 10 to 13 July.
UP Lecturer featured in Al Jazeera documentary
Posted on June 26, 2019
Dr Nisa Paleker, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, was recently interviewed as part of a documentary screened on Al Jazeera
Professor Emeritus Fransjohan Pretorius awarded Jan H Marais Prize
Posted on June 05, 2019
On 29 May Professor Emeritus Fransjohan Pretorius of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was awarded the Jan H Marais Prize at a special function held in Stellenbosch.
Department of Historical and Heritage Studies holds annual Honours Research Colloquium
Posted on June 05, 2019
On Saturday 1 June 2019 the Department of Historical and Heritage studies held its annual Honours Research Report Colloquium in the Auditorium and Postgraduate Commons in the Library.
James Matthews: a revolutionary poet
Posted on May 31, 2019
Today, we gather to celebrate the 90th birthday of a remarkable person. It is our privilege to honour one of Cape Town’s most independent creative spirits, an abiding dissident. From the vantage point of South African literature, we recognise one of the more persistent voices for social and...
Centre for Human Rights hosts seminar highlighting human rights violations in Tibet
Posted on May 28, 2019
On Monday 27 May 2019, the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with Living Stories & Memories hosted a seminar on Tibet: Culture nationalism, human rights, and self-immolation.
UP’s Faculty of Humanities – 100 not out!
Posted on May 27, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Humanities is celebrating its centenary throughout 2019 – but the Faculty paid a special tribute to its history on 27 May, in commemoration of the day that it was first established in 1919.
American Students from University of Florida at UP Again
Posted on May 14, 2019
Just on a decade and half ago the University of Florida (UF) chose UP as a partner in their study abroad program to South Africa.
The Role of the Past and Future in the South African Economy: A South Africa – Germany Research Collaboration
Posted on May 09, 2019
On 6 May 2019, PD Dr (habil) Juergen Schraten gave a seminar on ‘The role of the past and the future in the present South African economy’ in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies.
UP, HSRC and DST launch “rich and timely” publication on poverty and inequality
Posted on May 07, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) in conjunction with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently launched a flagship publication entitled Poverty and Inequality: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Responses, described by...