New skills training for final year vet students serves the agricultural needs of South Africa
Posted on November 26, 2019
In 2018 the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort embarked on enriching the skills base of newly qualified veterinarians by developing a one-week training course to diagnose bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis. These are important state controlled diseases of cattle which also affect...
Breakthrough finding in UP-led study reduces risk of anaesthetic-related deaths in immobilised rhino
Posted on November 19, 2019
For rhinos that survive a poaching attack, the fight to stay alive is not over. In order to treat the animal, it needs to be immobilised via darting. Anti-poaching measures, such as dehorning and collaring, also require a rhino to be immobilised. This can be a risky exercise.
New study finds today’s gorillas may be smarter than human ‘ancestors’ of three million years ago
Posted on November 13, 2019
The great apes, including humans, gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans, are very intelligent. But how does the intelligence of living great apes, such as Koko the gorilla, compare with our 3 million-year-old relatives, such as “Lucy” the Australopithecine?
UP’s Faculty of Law scores first for Africa with third consecutive year in THE global top 100 university subject rankings
Posted on November 12, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Law has for the third consecutive year been ranked in Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2020 survey of the Top 100 World University Rankings by subject. This achievement is unparalleled in South Africa and Africa.
Study findings lead the way to diagnosing bovine tuberculosis in nyala
Posted on November 07, 2019
Bovine tuberculosis (TB) affects a wide range of wildlife species with devastating consequences
Enter UP's University Social Responsibility Month photographic competition
Posted on October 08, 2019
October 2019 is University Social Responsibility Month. As part of an awareness-raising process, we invite you to take a photograph that illustrates you (or your team) being socially responsible and enter the University Social Responsibility Photo Competition. This can be campus operations,...
DVTD One Health Workshop at Mungena High School, Bushbuckridge municipality
Posted on October 02, 2019
On the 31th August, a group of lecturers supported by admin staff from the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases and Hans Hoheisen Wildlife Research Station hosted a One Health workshop with learners from Mungena High School.
UP rated in top four of SA universities in 2020 QS Graduate Employability Survey
Posted on September 19, 2019
UP has been ranked among the top four universities in South Africa in terms of graduate employability, according to the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Survey that was released on Thursday. UP also improved its global ranking significantly and is now ranked within the 251-300 band, compared to the...