• NAS celebrates excellence in teaching

    Posted on December 16, 2019

    What started off as a departmental initiative grew exponentially and culminated in an awards ceremony where excellence in teaching was celebrated at Faculty level. At the last [email protected] event for 2019, cluster awards in all four clusters (Biological Sciences, Food and Agricultural Sciences,...

  • Official opening of shared research lab’s new home supports interdisciplinary research at UP

    Posted on December 16, 2019

    “Interdisciplinary research is a key competency for research-intensive universities such as the University of Pretoria, and we need to enable and amplify interdisciplinary research programmes so that we develop the capacity to respond meaningfully to global change challenges.” These...

  • Two UP professors named on 2019 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher list

    Posted on December 16, 2019

    Two internationally renowned researchers from the University of Pretoria (UP), Professor Mike Wingfield and Professor Pedro Crous, have been included on the 2019 Web of Science list of the world's most highly cited researchers. Prof Wingfield was the founding Director of the Forestry and...

  • NAS awards best lecturers of 2019

    Posted on December 16, 2019

    Praises sung by the students were the order of the day when the awards for best first-year lecturer and best lecturer for senior courses were made at the annual breakfast of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences on 4 December 2019. The best first-year lecturer award was bestowed on...

  • ‘I am a proud Tukkie’ – Meet UP’s new President of the Convocation, Dr Hinner Köster

    Posted on December 11, 2019

    Animal nutritionist and businessman Dr Hinner Köster, the newly-elected President of the Convocation of the University of Pretoria (UP), wants to strengthen alumni structures at the University so that they become fully inclusive and work together under one umbrella for one common goal.

  • Dr Hanieh Montaseri wins SACI postgraduate award

    Posted on December 11, 2019

    Dr Hanieh Montaseri, who received a PhD from the Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria in April 2019, was recently awarded a South African Chemical Institute (SACI) Postgraduate Award.

  • UP’s Prof Frans Swanepoel recognised for creating impact for Africa’s agricultural development

    Posted on December 10, 2019

    Professor Frans Swanepoel, Fellow at the Centre for Advancement of Scholarship and Director: International Strategic Partnerships, was recently honored by RUFORUM during its 15th AGM in Ghana for his significant contributions in pursuit of excellence in higher education in Africa and creating...

  • COMMENT: Why PhDs are good – for individuals, and for a country

    Posted on December 06, 2019

    The Department of Science and Innovation has suggested that universities need to increase their output of PhD graduates to 100 graduates per million people. At the moment South Africa has 46 doctoral graduates per million people.

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