‘Loss of species is an existential threat to humans’ – UP academics respond to UN extinction report
Posted on June 18, 2019
Wild spaces and the animals in them are disappearing at an alarming rate, according to the recent United Nations (UN) report on the extinction of species.
NAS researchers lead the way in 2019 NSTF finalists’ list
Posted on June 13, 2019
Five of the eight researchers at the University of Pretoria that made it to the finals of the National Science and Technology Foundation (NSTF) 2018/2019 Awards hail from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS). They are Prof Robin Crewe (finalist in two categories), Prof Serena...
World Food Safety Day: UP researcher calls for high-tech food safety tracking
Posted on June 07, 2019
It takes just three or four days for a lamb chop to travel from a farm in the Northern Cape, via an abattoir, a wholesaler or meat packer, to a local butcher or retailer, and ultimately on to a plate in a city.
UP study on ant behaviour offers insight into how climate change could impact humans
Posted on June 05, 2019
A University of Pretoria (UP) study on ants that inhabit various mountain sites across the world has found that if greenhouse gas emissions continue on the current trajectory, the planet faces major ecosystem changes.
UP Library Services helps students PAWS for a study break during examination season
Posted on June 04, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s Department of Library Services, in collaboration with the largest dog therapy organisation in Gauteng, TOP Dogs, will be bringing therapy dogs onto UP’s Hatfield Campus on the mornings of 5, 6 and 7 June 2019, to provide animal-assisted therapy to students...
CEEPA’s 2nd training on choice and controlled experiments a roaring success
Posted on May 31, 2019
The Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) at the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development is gaining momentum in becoming the regional centre of choice. To reach this objective, CEEPA provides quality degree and non-degree training, research...
UP academics’ work on African mole-rat research could pave way for new painkillers for humans
Posted on May 30, 2019
Three University of Pretoria (UP) scientists are part of a team whose research on African mole-rats has led to a discovery that may hold the key to pain management in humans.
UP honours its top researchers at Academic Achievers’ Awards dinner
Posted on May 22, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) 2019 Academic Achievers’ Awards dinner was held on Tuesday to honour more than 110 academics who have shown exceptional achievement in their disciplines, as well as National Research Foundation (NRF)-rated researchers.