Exciting new degree offered from 2020: BIT (Information Systems)
Posted on March 03, 2019
Since ICT skills are still scarce skills in South Africa, skilled information and
communications technology (ICT) professionals are in high demand. This skills
shortage will be addressed by the new Bachelor of Information Technology
degree with specialisation in Information Systems, BIT...
Dr Riana Steyn in the Department of Informatics is awarded the 2018 AIS Award for Innovation in Teaching
Posted on February 05, 2019
In this article Dr. Riana Steyn shares some of the projects and research studies that contributed to her nomination and ultimate award of the EBIT Teaching and Learning Award for innovative teaching methods, teaching systems analysis and design.
School of IT Research Day
Posted on September 15, 2018
On 22 June 2018, the School of Information Technology (SIT), hosted a very successful research day.
The Informatics Department receives 5.4 million worth of bursaries for 50 deserving students
Posted on May 24, 2018
The University of Pretoria, Informatics Department in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology received R 5,4 million for bursaries from BANKSETA for the 2018 period for 50 bursaries.
Mobile Application Development (MAD) Challenge 2017
Posted on October 25, 2017
The Department of Informatics in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria recently hosted the Mobile Application Development (MAD) Challenge which focusses on application development for mobile phones. The challenge started on 18...
Opening up the world of autism
Posted on April 03, 2017
World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated annually on 2 April and aims to raise awareness about people with autism throughout the world. Ms Ilse de Bruin, a PhD student at UP, shares some interesting facts about the condition.
Zachman Visits Department of Informatics
Posted on August 13, 2016
As one of the activities of the Enterprise Architecture initiative within the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria, John Zachman visited in August 2016 to present a certification workshop as well as a guest lecture.
Innovation Camp successfully hosted by EBIT Faculty
Posted on August 11, 2016
The first Innovation Camp hosted by the EBIT Faculty and organized by the Department of Informatics was a huge success.
New Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning in Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT
Posted on July 22, 2016
The University of Pretoria is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Alta van der Merwe as Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology with effect from 1 August 2016.
BANKSETA grant changes the lives of UP students
Posted on May 17, 2016
The Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA) changed the lives of 75 students when it donated R9 million to the University of Pretoria (UP) for student bursaries.
UP students win Investec programming challenge
Posted on January 29, 2016
A team of students from the University of Pretoria were the winners in a recent 'codeathon' hosted by the Investec IT Grad Programme for university students from across South Africa.
Martina Jordaan receives Talloires Network Mini Grant
Posted on November 10, 2015
Congratulations to Dr Martina Jordaan that received a Talloires Network grant.
EBIT Teaching & Learning Award Winners
Posted on November 06, 2015
Congratulations to Prof Carina de Villiers from the Department of Informatics and Prof Tania Hanekom from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering who are the co-winners of the EBIT Faculty’s Teaching & Learning Award.
BANKSETA awards R5 million grant to University of Pretoria
Posted on August 26, 2015
The University of Pretoria (UP) and BANKSETA signed a grant agreement on Tuesday, 25 August 2015, that will provide full-cost bursaries to 40 South African students who require support to complete their 2015 academic year in the field of information technology.
UP breeds young innovators
Posted on March 11, 2015
The University of Pretoria is proud to be the home of innovative young minds.
Dr Martina Jordaan receives first UP Community Excellence Award
Posted on March 03, 2015
The Vice-Chancellor Prof de la Rey instituted an award for community engagement. For the first year we are proud to announced that Dr Jordaan that coordinate the JCP modules in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology is the winner.
Department of Informatics hosts internationally renowned expert in Enterprise Architecture
Posted on November 21, 2013