UP claims first prize in the South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad
Posted on August 28, 2020
On Saturday, 22 August 205 tertiary students from eight Universities participated in the annual South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad (SATMO) that is sponsored by the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA). This year UP came out on top!
Force of nature: UP physics professor on building scientific capacity among women
Posted on August 16, 2020
“There is a trend that assumes physics is not for timid people, and that women are generally not able to do physics due to other commitments like family and raising children,” says Professor Mmantsae Moche Diale, an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Pretoria (UP) who...
UP research focuses on women in African agriculture
Posted on August 12, 2020
As we celebrate Women’s Month in South Africa, it is a fitting time to reflect on the role of women in food and nutrition security on the African continent.
Meteorology Honours student wins award
Posted on August 06, 2020
One of the Department's BScHons Meteorology students, Tsholanang Rammopo, was awarded with one of the 2019 SSAG Outstanding Honours Research Awards. The Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) awards two such awards each year, to highlight outstanding work done by students in the geographical...
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.