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.
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...
First ever SARChI NRF Chair awarded to Faculty of Veterinary Science
Posted on May 24, 2018
A SARChI Research Chair has been awarded to Prof Celia Abolnik of the Faculty of Veterinary Science. This is the first Chair relevant to veterinary science to be awarded in the history of the Faculty.
Research at UP — a retrospective review now published
Posted on November 22, 2017
The production of the annual Research Review is always a highlight in the research calendar of the University of Pretoria, and the Research Review 2016 was no exception.
The pathogen discoverer – in search of novel and/or emerging tick-borne pathogens
Posted on November 01, 2017
Prof Marinda Oosthuizen is a pathogen discoverer, always on the lookout for novel and/or emerging tick-borne pathogens. Understanding what something is, why it is there and what it can do is her forte.
Ground-breaking surgical procedure by South African team regarded as the first of its kind
Posted on October 13, 2017
In what is regarded as a first of its kind, a group of South African veterinarians, together with a maxillofacial surgeon, succeeded in surgically lengthening the misaligned jaw of an adult male chimpanzee.