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  • Master’s student in Animal Science wins Koos van der Merwe Award

    Posted on April 16, 2019

    Ms Micaela Sinclair-Black, an MSc (Agric) student in Animal Science at the University of Pretoria, recently received the Koos van der Merwe Award at the Animal Feed Manufacturers’ Association (AFMA) symposium.

  • SANUM 2019 - 27 to 29 March

    Posted on April 15, 2019

    The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics hosted the annual South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics (SANUM) from 27 to 29 March 2019. The conference was officially opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (UP), Prof Jean Lubuma.

  • ‘The next Einstein could be African’ – newly elected UP head of Next Einstein Forum’s Community of Scientists

    Posted on April 12, 2019

    Sanushka Naidoo, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Pretoria (UP), was recently elected chairperson of the Next Einstein Forum’s (NEF) Community of Scientists programme.

  • Physics postgraduate student selected to attend Nobel Laureate Meeting

    Posted on April 12, 2019

    Mr Justin Harrison, a recent MSc graduate from the Department of Physics at the University of Pretoria (UP), is one of only 20 top young scientists from South Africa to attend the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physics later this year in Lindau, Germany. The Academy of Science of...

  • Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

    Posted on April 10, 2019

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, (10 April) in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that...

  • First Soapbox at NAS with two renowned academics

    Posted on April 05, 2019

    Two seasoned academics from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS), Prof Jan Verschoor (Biochemistry) and Prof Wentzel Schoeman (Chemistry) recently gave their own unique flavour to the term ‘soapbox’.

  • Master’s student in Horticulture off to Australia

    Posted on March 29, 2019

    Ms Elmien Coetser, an MSc Agric(Horticulture) candidate at the University of Pretoria (UP) has been chosen by the member delegates at the recent International Plant Propagator's Society (IPPS) Southern Africa Region’s Annual Conference to go to Australia on the Australia/Southern Africa...

  • UP celebrates Goût de France with French embassy

    Posted on March 28, 2019

    The Department of Consumer and Food Sciences at the University of Pretoria recently partnered with the French embassy and well-known celebrity chef, Nataniël, to prepare a meal for invited guests to celebrate Goût de France on the Hatfield campus.

  • In celebration of forests

    Posted on March 27, 2019

    The UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012. The day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests.

  • PhD’s video steals the limelight in SAASTA competition

    Posted on March 20, 2019

    Mr Darryl Herron, a PhD student in Microbiology at the University of Pretoria (UP), won the video category of the South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) Young Science Communicators Competition. He also won third place in the Department of Plant and Soil...

  • Two NAS researchers elected to SCAR

    Posted on March 20, 2019

    Two researchers from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria, Dr Thulani Makhalanyane and Dr Christel Hansen, have been elected to the South African National Committee (SANC) of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), an...

  • Investing in future leaders: UP agricultural undergrads awarded comprehensive bursaries by Standard Bank

    Posted on March 16, 2019

    University of Pretoria undergraduates Shampie Doko and Lunga Khumalo of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development recently became recipients of the Standard Bank CSI Bursary, which is awarded to students who have shown leadership and academic potential.

  • UP PhD student a runner-up in SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement competition

    Posted on March 13, 2019

    Ms Yashini Naidoo, a second-year PhD student at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG), is the runner-up in the Writing category of the South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) Young Science Communicator Competition. Her...

  • UP Natural Hazard Centre celebrates 10 years, aims to increase global footprint

    Posted on March 11, 2019

    The UP Natural Hazard Centre, Africa is 10 years old this year. Primarashni Gower spoke to its Director, Professor Andrzej Kijko, an international leader in hazard and risk modelling, about the work they do at the centre and what their aims are.

  • Prestigious Centenary Award for Dr Christel Hansen

    Posted on March 05, 2019

    Dr Christel Hansen, a lecturer in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology at the University of Pretoria, and a professional geographic information science practitioner, was recently awarded the prestigious Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) Centenary Award for 2019.

  • Standard Bank invests in the future of two Agricultural Economics students

    Posted on March 05, 2019

    In February 2019 Shampie Doko and Lunga Kumalo, two undergraduate students in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development received the news that they were each awarded a Standard Bank CSI bursary administered by the StudyTrust. These bursaries are awarded to students...

  • UP providing support for South Africa's SDG reporting

    Posted on March 04, 2019

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Pretoria is supporting the South African government in their reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a universal call to form partnerships to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people...

  • President’s Award for Dr Eyob Tesfamariam

    Posted on February 14, 2019

    Dr Eyob Tesfamariam, from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP), recently received the President’s Award from the Soil Science Society of South Africa (SSSSA) for the best oral presentation at the Combined Congress of the SSSSA, the South African...

  • PhD student awarded for her presentation at annual botanist congress

    Posted on February 07, 2019

    A PhD student in Medicinal Plant Sciences Ms Analike Blom van Staden was recently awarded for the best oral presentation by a PhD student at the 45th Annual Congress of the South African Association of Botanists.

  • Final farewell to Prof Elemer Rosinger

    Posted on February 06, 2019

    It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Prof Elemer Elad Rosinger, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, on 31 January 2019, following a short illness. He was 81 years old.

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