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  • UP is proud to host the country's bright sparks

    Posted on September 29, 2008

    The University of Pretoria is proud to host the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists National Finals which will be held for three days from 2 to 4 October 2008 at the LC de Villiers Sports Grounds of the University of Pretoria.

  • Conference combines tradition and culture

    Posted on September 29, 2008

    The South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences (SASAS) 2008 Conference, which forms part of the centenary celebrations of the University of Pretoria and which is officially a heritage month activity of the National Heritage Council, is taking place 30

  • UP adds strength to Biochem training

    Posted on September 10, 2008

    The University of Pretoria has been selected as one of the six institutions participating in the Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products (SABINA) network programme, to be funded through the Carnegie-IAS Regional Initiative in Sc

  • Hands up for GreenUP

    Posted on September 09, 2008

    At least 200 indigenous trees were planted at the Groenkloof Nature Reserve by the recently launched environmental society GreenUP.

  • UP zoologist receives prestigious award

    Posted on September 09, 2008

    The Council of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA) has awarded its prestigious Gold Medal for 2008 to Prof Nigel Bennett of the Department of Zoology & Entomology. The ZSSA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.

  • Young food scientist receives international award

    Posted on September 04, 2008

    Department of Food Science lecturer, Dr Naushad Emmambux won the Young Scientist Award to the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 14th Congress of Food Science and Technology.

  • Teachers at forefront of the Intelligence Age

    Posted on August 25, 2008

    Internationally acclaimed author and business consultant Tony Buzan presented a talk on "The brain: A Swiss Army Knife for Improved Academic Performance," at the University of Pretoria, on 21 August 2008.

  • UP Techno X winners

    Posted on August 18, 2008

    The University of Pretoria triumphed as the winner of both the gold and silver awards at the 8th annual Sasol Techno X, which took place in Sasolburg from 11-15 August 2008.

  • UP's Women in Science honoured with top awards

    Posted on August 12, 2008

    Two of the University of Pretoria researchers were prize recipients at the esteemed DST South African Women in Science Awards 2008. Prof Brenda Wingfield and Dr Wanda Markotter excelled at the prize giving ceremony held on 8 August 2008 at the Hilton Hote

  • Growing Minds

    Posted on August 05, 2008

    The University of Pretoria's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and the Department of Plant Science recently expanded its roots to one of its local feeding schools at their 50th Anniversary. At least 30 trees were donated by the University to Ho

  • 7th World Congress in Probability and Statistics, Singapore

    Posted on July 30, 2008

    Three members from the Department of Statistics attended the 7th World Congress in Probability and Statistics in Singapore from 14 - 19 July 2008. This congress was organised by the Bernoulli Society, which is a subdivision of the International Statistica

  • Faculty's Woman in Science Succeeds

    Posted on July 30, 2008

    It is a great pleasure to announce that Dr Sabine Verryn from the X-Ray Analytical Facility, which is linked to the Department of Geology, was recently elected Vice-Chairperson of the Mineralogical Association of South Africa (MINSA).

  • University of Pretoria Hosts China Delegates

    Posted on July 29, 2008

    Seven delegates from the Chinese Government Department of Agriculture recently visited the University of Pretoria's Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences.

  • Annual Bursary Awards Function

    Posted on July 29, 2008

    The department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences had its Annual Bursary Awards Function where the academic achievements of students were acknowledged.

  • 'Green City' Congress

    Posted on July 29, 2008

    Dr Truter (Department of Plant Production and Soil Science) and Dr Hassen, (Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences) attended the 8th International Joint Rangeland and 21st International Grassland "Green City" Congress (IGC-IRC) 2008 from 29 June - 5 J

  • Warning: Climate change is a reality!

    Posted on July 28, 2008

    Climate change is not an academic fallacy, but a real concern which is affecting the masses, especially the poorest of the poor who depend on agriculture for survival. That's the message from Prof Rashid Hassan, Director of the University's Centre for Env

  • Forest Entomology in South Africa - Showcased at FABI

    Posted on July 15, 2008

    One of the most exciting events on the South African science calendar this year was the XIII International Congress of Entomology (ICE) held from the 6th to the 12th July 2008 in Durban.

  • Department's Alumni to Participate in Centenary Celebrations

    Posted on July 07, 2008

    The Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development will be hosting a day of multiple celebrations in honour of the University's Centenary.

  • Snakes, worms and puppets to showcase the fun side of science

    Posted on July 02, 2008

    Live snakes, compost worms and puppet shows are just a few of the captivating enchantments planned to "edutain" learners during the July school holidays. Science-is-Fun is the name of the interactive programme hosted for primary school learners (Grades 1

  • National Youth Service to be launched at the University of Pretoria

    Posted on June 26, 2008

    The National Youth Service (NYS) programme and the Engineering, Science and Technology Olympiad Competitions (FESTOC) will be launched at the University of Pretoria on Friday, 27 June 2008. The programme will be launched by the Minister of Science and Te

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