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  • Faculty Announces Its NSTF Awards Finalists

    Posted on May 26, 2008

    The University of Pretoria's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is proud to announce that at least three of its affiliates have been nominated for the prestigious National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards.

  • University of Pretoria Presents Chancellor's Medal Award

    Posted on May 16, 2008

    The University of Pretoria has presented its prestigious Chancellor's Medal Award to two prominent South Africans who have promoted research at the institute. They are Mr Rodney Hearne - a banana production and industry guru, and Mike Edwards - a leader i

  • University Of Pretoria Celebrates National Science Week

    Posted on May 16, 2008

    The University of Pretoria celebrated National Science Week (NSW) from 10 - 17 May. The NSW was officially launched by Minister of Science and Technology, Mosibudi Mangena.

  • The Forestry And Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (Fabi) Celebrates Ten Years Of Excellence

    Posted on May 09, 2008

    The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) located at the University of Pretoria is celebrating its tenth year of existence with a colloquium (seminar) and gala dinner on 14 May 2008.

  • Phuza [Drink] Scientific: The Science of African Beer

    Posted on April 25, 2008

    The Sci-Enza Science centre presented the first science caf

  • Actuarial Careers Fair

    Posted on April 25, 2008

    The actuarial careers fair was held at the Conference Centre on 22 April. This event, unique to South African universities, is sponsored by GAAPS, an actuarial overseas recruiting firm.

  • Sci-Enza's Holiday Program Celebrates the International Year of the Frog

    Posted on April 08, 2008

    Sci-Enza hosted a Science-is-Fun program during the April school holidays. Primary school learners (Grade 1 - 6) were the main target market for this exciting program which took place 2 - 4 April. Since 2008 has been declared as the International Year of

  • Prestigious International Honour for University of Pretoria's Professor

    Posted on April 07, 2008

    The University of Pretoria's Prof Michael Wingfield has been elected an American Phytopathological Society (APS) Fellow. Prof Wingfield, Mondi Professor of Forest Pathology and Director of Forestry and Agricultural Research Institute (FABI) will be ina

  • University Of Pretoria Hosts South African Coal Ash Association (Sacaa) Workshop

    Posted on March 26, 2008

    The South African Coal Ash Association (SACAA) held its workshop at the University of Pretoria's Conference Centre on 26 March 2008. Local and international organizations, academic institutions and scholars attended the workshop entitled: 'Can fly coal ma

  • First International SA-UK Research Network Workshop on Electrochemistry for Nanotechnology

    Posted on March 14, 2008

    The University of Pretoria and the University of Oxford will be presenting the First International (SA-UK Research Network) Workshop on Electrochemistry for Nanotechnology at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria on 9 - 10 April, 2008.

  • Young Water Professionals must ensure access to clean and safe water in SA

    Posted on March 14, 2008

    This was the message Prof Hans-Curt Flemming of the University of Duisberg conveyed at the recent Young Water Professionals Conference hosted by the University of Pretoria.

  • Enhancing Change through Science Centres

    Posted on March 14, 2008

    Local and international delegates attending the 5th International workshop on 'Enhancing Change through Science Centres' arrived at Sci-Enza for an educational tour of the facility on 28 February.

  • A Handful of Pride

    Posted on March 12, 2008

    Bertus Jordaan (18) had initially made national headlines after literally obtaining a handful of distinctions... The former Ho

  • National University of Lesotho Students Arrive for Educational Field Trip

    Posted on March 12, 2008

    Students from the National University of Lesotho arrived at the University of Pretoria on February, 25 for the purpose of an educational field trip.

  • Long Service Awards - Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

    Posted on March 12, 2008

    The Long-service Awards ceremony took place on February, 25 at the Deans Committee Room. The Faculty Dean, Prof Str

  • Passage From India

    Posted on March 01, 2008

    Dr Adam Bumby from the Department of Geology, has recently returned from a trip to India where he attended a conference on Precambrian sedimentation and tectonics, held at IIT Bombay in Mumbai.

  • Walk Through Fungi

    Posted on February 09, 2008

    Dr Marieka Gryzenhout, from FABI, guided the public through a refreshing tour of mushrooms at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens on 9 February.

  • International Victory For Young Local Talent

    Posted on February 04, 2008

    The X-ray Analytical Facility in the Department of Geology recently announced that one of their students did exceptionally well at an international conference.

  • Abe Bailey Tour

    Posted on January 15, 2008

    This tour is awarded to students and members of staff who have shown exceptional leadership and service qualities. It is worth noting that these criteriors should trancend student affairs into a wider social context.

  • Memory Expert Maps Human Minds

    Posted on January 15, 2008

    Tony Buzan, the world-renowned intelligence and memory expert met with Karen Naude, lecturer in Language and Study Skills for the new Four-Year BSc Programme during his short visit to South Africa in January.

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