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  • 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.

  • UP joins EU in international research project into pork meat

    Posted on August 05, 2007

    The University of Pretoria (UP) has joined a major international research project aimed at improving the quality of pork and pork products. The Q-Pork Chains project is supported by the European Union (EU).

  • Nobel Prize winner to give Chemistry lecture at UP

    Posted on July 20, 2007

    Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, will deliver a public lecture on Architecture in NanoSpace on August 3.

  • Tony Blair visits UP during whirlwind visit

    Posted on June 04, 2007

    British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, visited the University of Pretoria on June 1 to discuss the impact of climate change on food security in Africa.

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