CELEBRATING #WORLD WATER DAY: Everything we do requires an understanding of the Earth
Posted on March 22, 2022
NAS Featured scientist: Prof Matthys Dippenaar
Associate Professor: Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology in the Department of Geology
NEW BEGINNINGS AT NAS: Meet Ms Valencia Kuppusamy
Posted on February 22, 2022
Ms Valencia Kuppusamy started her career at the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences on 1 January 2022.
West Africa should prepare for strong earthquakes, UP scientists warn
Posted on October 27, 2021
Research by UP’s Natural Hazard Centre has helped settle an old debate about the seismicity of West Africa, with the results showing that the region should expect strong earthquakes from time to time.
NAS Women: Be actively involved in bringing change wherever you are
Posted on August 30, 2021
Women's Month: Focus on Ms Vusani Mathada
NAS celebrates Women’s month in style
Posted on August 01, 2021
NAS celebrates Women’s month in style, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Women’s Month
WELCOME TO NAS: Meet Mr Manfred Molomo
Posted on July 23, 2021
Meet Mr Manfred Molomo, Faculty Manager in the Dean’s Office in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS), who was appointed to NAS in June this year.
UP academic appeals to municipalities to monitor groundwater or surface water close to cemeteries
Posted on June 06, 2020
University of Pretoria (UP) academic Professor Matthys Dippenaar has appealed to municipalities to monitor groundwater and/or surface water that are close to sites where cemeteries are located, in light of the more than 50 000 COVID-19-related deaths that are being forecast in South Africa over...
Latest T&[email protected] Bulletin (2020) now available
Posted on February 06, 2020
Latest T&[email protected] Bulletin (2020) now available
International award for renowned engineering geologist
Posted on November 08, 2019
Prof Louis van Rooy made history when he became the first person from outside America to be awarded the 2019 Karl and Ruth Terzaghi Outstanding Mentor Award by the Board of Directors of the American Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists.
NATHouse scooped up more than a handful of awards
Posted on October 25, 2019
Not only did NATHouse win six awards at the annual Day and Faculty House Awards Ceremony hosted by the Division of Student Development (DSD) recently, but their Faculty Guardian, Dr Quenton Kritzinger, was also awarded as the Faculty Guardian of the Year. He also received this award in 2017.
Prof Barend Erasmus appointed as new Dean for NAS
Posted on October 02, 2019
Professor Barend Erasmus has been appointed as the Dean in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria (UP) from 1 October 2019.
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...
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’.
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.
Latest T&[email protected] Bulletin (2019) now available
Posted on February 04, 2019
The second issue of the 2019 NAS T&L Bulletin was officially launched on 1 February 2019.
According to Dr Rory Biggs from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, one of the editorial members of the Bulletin, "The T&[email protected] Bulletin aims to be a forum for sharing thoughts,...
Nick de Beer recognised as Best First-year Lecturer in NAS
Posted on December 12, 2017
Mr Nick de Beer, a lecturer in Chemistry in the Faculty of Natural- and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria, was voted the Best First-year Lecturer in the Faculty on 1 December 2017.
CGIS hosted Winter School focusing on participatory sensing
Posted on November 20, 2017
Earlier this year, the Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) at the University of Pretoria hosted the 2017 Winter School on Participatory Sensing as part of the Geomatics and Participation project between UP and the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
Science affords you the opportunity to ask questions
Posted on May 25, 2017
More than 60 prizes and trophies were awarded to the top students in the Faculty at the Annual Outstanding Achievers Function for students of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, which took place earlier this month.
PhD Chemistry student selected to attend 67th Nobel Laureate meeting
Posted on March 15, 2017
Mr Frederick Malan, a final-year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pretoria, is one of only five South African postgraduate students selected to attend the 67th Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany, from 25 to 30 June 2017.
Meteorology student selected to attend International Summer School
Posted on December 14, 2016
Jean du Preez, a Meteorology honours student in the Department of Geography, Meteorology and Geoinformatics at the University of Pretoria was selected to attend the Maïdo Observatory Summer School (MOSS) in Reunion from 28 November to 3 December 2016.