UP academics part of research paper that attempts to identify the causes of elephant die-off in Botswana
Posted on August 05, 2020
Scientists from South Africa and Pakistan have pooled their expertise in an effort to understand why more than 350 elephants in Botswana have died in just two months.
Two UP experts win awards at National Science and Technology Forum ‘Science Oscars’
Posted on July 31, 2020
Professor Mike Wingfield and Professor Josua Meyer of the University of Pretoria (UP) won awards at this year’s National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards.
International Mathematics Competition for University Students - UP excels
Posted on July 31, 2020
The 27th International Mathematics Competition for University Students was scheduled to be held in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 24-30 July 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition took place online from 25 to 30 July 2020.
World-renowned sensory-consumer scientist appointed extraordinary professor at UP
Posted on July 29, 2020
Prominent sensory-consumer scientist Professor Hely Tuorila, professor emeritus at the University of Helsinki in Finland, has been appointed an extraordinary professor in the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Consumer and Food Sciences.
Seite Makgai shares her PhD journey
Posted on July 28, 2020
“Doing my PhD under the supervision of Prof Andriëtte Bekker and Prof Mohammed Arashi was like participating in the popular TV show, Amazing Race – which means that you better run!” This is how Dr Seite Makgai, the first African female lecturer in the Department of Statistics...
Partnerships are crucial for delivering food for Africa in a transforming agri-food system in the ‘new normal’, say experts at regional universities forum webinar
Posted on July 22, 2020
The recently awarded Food Systems Research Network for Africa, a collaborative initiative between the University of Pretoria, the University of Leeds and the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, is a good example of partnerships for building capacity that are key for...
UP Mathematics Quiz for school learners
Posted on July 20, 2020
The 2020 UP Mathematics Competition took a new format for this year only - due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you for participating in our online UP Mathematics Quiz which took place from 27 July to 2 August 2020.
Fighting coronavirus: UP grad co-develops ground-breaking COVID-19 test kit
Posted on July 15, 2020
University of Pretoria (UP) alumnus Daniel Ndima and business partner Dineo Lioma have developed a ground-breaking COVID-19 test kit that will provide results in just over an hour. The CapeBio-SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Kit boasts improved efficiency, sensitivity and specificity.