Research News

  • UP delivers strong performance in QS subject rankings yet again

    Posted on March 22, 2023

    21 subjects offered at UP have been ranked in the 2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings by Subject. Of the 21 disciplines in which UP was ranked this year, eight are rated first in South Africa.

  • Youth Advocacy Festival Comes to UP

    Posted on March 13, 2023

    The Humanities Faculty in collaboration with Engage South Africa and with support from the High Commission of Canada in South Africa, hosted the Youth Advocacy Festival on the 17 and 18 February 2023. The Festival took place at the Javett-UP Art Centre and on UP’s Hatfield Campus. The Youth...

  • Customised cochlear model pursues hi-fi hearing

    Posted on March 03, 2023

    When hearing aids are not enough, cochlear implants are the next step to alleviate hearing loss. But they are not for everyone. A transdisciplinary research team aims to customise each device and enhance the benefit for users of these devices.

  • Symposium & Book Launch Article

    Posted on February 15, 2023

    On 13 February 2023, the Faculty of Humanities hosted a symposium and book launch at the Employability Lab on UP’s Hatfield Campus. The symposium titled, ‘The place for pedagogy in global classrooms’, involved presentations by six scholars from UP’s Humanities Faculty as...

  • Small Souls: The Greatest Gift

    Posted on November 30, 2022

    Stephen Symons’ latest collection of poems titled Small Souls was launched on 28 November 2022 at the Gardens Centre in Cape Town, where he was in conversation with Professor Kelwyn Sole (Department of English Literary Studies, UCT). Karina Szczurek (author and founder of Karavan Press)...

  • Gender-based violence and femicide threaten our common humanity and the greater good

    Posted on November 28, 2022

    “While the media must continue reporting on instances of GBVF, this reporting has to go beyond the headlines, sensationalism and alarmist reportage,” writes UP master’s student Lisa McDermid.

  • Seminar: The Role of Türkiye in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

    Posted on November 28, 2022

    On 16 November 2022, the Department of Political Sciences in conjunction with the Embassy of Türkiye hosted a seminar on the Role of Türkiye in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The discussion included presentations by Professor Mesut Özcan (Director: Turkish Diplomacy Academy), Dr Ufuk Ulutaş...

  • Afrobarometer hosts summer school in Pretoria for next generation of African researchers

    Posted on November 24, 2022

    In partnership with the Faculty of Humanities and Future Africa at the University of Pretoria, Afrobarometer has launched its latest English-language summer school aimed at equipping African scholars with solid skills to analyse citizens’ socio-economic and political concerns.

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