UP scientists scoop first and second prizes in Innovation Hub competition’s Biosciences category
Posted on January 14, 2021
UP’s Prof Tahir Pillay and Prof Celia Abolnik and their teams have won first and second prize, respectively, in the Biosciences category of the GAP Innovation Competition run by the Innovation Hub.
UP researcher’s team discovers new compounds with the potential to eliminate malaria
Posted on January 11, 2021
The discovery involves the identification of unique compounds that are able to kill several stages of the malaria-causing parasite and can block the transmission of the parasite between humans and mosquitoes.
UP research project: Retrofitting unused spaces can help South African cities adapt to climate change
Posted on January 08, 2021
Identifying opportunities for building owners and community groups in cities to take the initiative on a small scale can be part of SA’s response to climate change, write UP lecturer Jan Hugo and Professor Chrisna du Plessis.
UP’s Faculty of Law celebrates youngest current UP professor
Posted on December 23, 2020
Congratulations to UP alumnus and scholar Dr Joel Modiri whose promotion to associate professor as from 1 January 2021 will make him the youngest professor in the current employment of UP Law and UP at large.
Keeping assemblies peaceful: UP’s Centre for Human Rights helps set the international standard
Posted on December 22, 2020
Isolated incidents of violence at protests do not justify police force unless there is serious and widespread violence. This was discussed at a recent webinar, co-hosted by UP’s Centre for Human Rights and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
UP PhD candidate among six recipients of L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science grant
Posted on December 21, 2020
University of Pretoria (UP) student Bianca Gevers is one of six women who recently received a grant from the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science South African National Young Talents programme.
Working collaboratively and across disciplines is the only way to beat the pandemics and crises of the future, UP’s Future Africa tells Galien Forum Africa
Posted on December 17, 2020
“COVID-19 will probably not be the last pandemic. If we don’t build resource capacity, we’re going to be in more trouble. And if we don’t build a youth that thinks transdisciplinarily, we are also going to be in trouble,” said Professor Wanda Markotter of the...
UP raises the bar with Integrated Sustainable Development Report
Posted on December 15, 2020
“Universities are an integral part of society and our success is dependent on a society and world that is thriving, where human dignity and justice are paramount, all people are able to reach their full potential with nobody being left behind, and our development does not happen at the...