Inter-varsity radio controlled aircraft competition 2022
Posted on November 16, 2022
UP and Wits competed in the inter-varsity radio controlled aircraft competition.
UP to host the 2023 FreeCAD (and free CAE) Users Conference, 1-3 March 2023
Posted on November 15, 2022
UP's hosting the inaugural FreeCAD (and free CAE) Users Conference from 1 to 3 March 2023.
Moving towards bird-inspired unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at UP
Posted on September 23, 2022
Researchers are investigating the use of bird-inspired designs on the performance of UAVs.
UP excels in 2022 Shanghai Rankings
Posted on September 05, 2022
The Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked UP first in South Africa and Africa in veterinary science, mechanical engineering, finance and economics.
UP the best place to study engineering and computer science in SA per MyBroadband’s analysis.
Posted on August 19, 2022
UP the best place to study engineering and computer science in SA per MyBroadBand’s analysis.
UP researcher completes secondment to Tenneco
Posted on August 18, 2022
Dr Cor-Jacques Kat recently completed a secondment to Tenneco in Belgium.
UP engineer develops a new off-road ABS algorithm
Posted on August 08, 2022
Considering the high impact that vehicle accidents have on human health, the recent progress within the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Pretoria into developing a new Antilock Braking System (ABS) algorithm that is particularly suited to bad roads and...
UP's Mechanical Engineering comes out tops in South Africa in latest Shangai Rankings
Posted on August 02, 2022
The University of Pretoria’s Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering has come out as the top Mechanical Engineering department in South Africa in the latest Shanghai Ranking.
Understanding the influence of clouds on concentrated solar power
Posted on June 13, 2022
Researchers investigated the influence of clouds on concentrating solar power.
Solar-Turbo Combined Heat and Power project demonstrates their technology
Posted on May 04, 2022
The Solar-Turbo Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project aims to produce a hybrid solar dish prototype to produce both heat and electricity, a goal particularly relevant to rural areas. Watch the video for more details on this exciting project.
Collaborating to better understand the albatross's wing
Posted on April 29, 2022
Engineers are collaborating to better understand the complex aerodynamics of the albatross wing.
QS Rankings position UP among world’s top universities in 20 subject areas
Posted on April 07, 2022
A notable accomplishment is UP’s Mineral and Mining Engineering which was ranked at position 33 (48 in 2021), and is among the top 50 worldwide.
2021 INTERVARSITY RADIO-CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT COMPETITION
Posted on November 05, 2021
The Radio-Controlled Aircraft competition took place on Sunday, 24 October, at the Irene Radio Flyers Club, Gauteng. The competition was a fun event to encourage interest in both aviation and aeronautics. The University of Pretoria (UP), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), and the University...
Prof Meyer publishes new textbook on measuring in the thermal sciences.
Posted on September 06, 2021
Prof Josua Meyer of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Pretoria has co-authored the newly published textbook “The Art of Measuring in the Thermal Sciences” together with Prof Michel de Paepe, professor of Thermodynamics in the Faculty of...
UP researchers use the moon to improve solar power
Posted on August 20, 2021
Researchers in the University of Pretoria’s Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering have surprisingly needed to use the moon to help in their goals of improving solar energy.
#UPYouthMonth: UP student entrepreneurs win Best Seed Pitch at AfricArena Summit for tutoring startup
Posted on June 24, 2021
UP students Aaron Bornmann and Joseph Nyamariwata are on their way to the AfricArena Grand Summit in December after their innovative startup, 123tutors, recently won Best Seed Pitch in the southern African round.
Mechanical engineers are using maths to fight mice on Marion Island
Posted on June 04, 2021
Mechanical engineers from the University of Pretoria are using computational fluid dynamics to analyze wind patterns of Marion Island as part of a larger project to eradicate mice from the island.
UP using nanostructures to reduce the global warming impact of refrigeration equipment
Posted on April 30, 2021
Recent research as part of a collaboration between the University of Pretoria, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Imperial College London hopes to improve refrigeration equipment and reduce their impact on global warming through the use of nanostructures.
UP’s Vehicle Dynamics Group employs smart transportation technology for improved mine safety
Posted on December 04, 2020
An engineering team at UP has pioneered an underground procedure which tests the performance of collision-avoidance systems in an effort to improve the safety of workers on mines by reducing unwanted interaction between vehicles and pedestrians.
Two UP experts win awards at National Science and Technology Forum ‘Science Oscars’
Posted on July 31, 2020
Professor Mike Wingfield and Professor Josua Meyer of the University of Pretoria (UP) won awards at this year’s National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards.