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  • University of Pretoria tops ranks in new DHET report on SA research outputs

    Posted on April 17, 2019

    A recently released Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) report reveals that the University of Pretoria (UP) produced the most weighted research outputs per capita for 2017, as well as the highest number of published research outputs in South Africa.

  • UP researchers lead project to develop Africa’s doctoral graduates into future intellectual leaders

    Posted on April 17, 2019

    The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe recently opened the first workshop of the Peer-Learning for Emerging Researchers’ Knowledge and Advancement (PERKA) initiative, held at the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa.

  • Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor gets PhD from UP

    Posted on April 16, 2019

    Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Naledi Pandor took her portfolio seriously by going back to class and graduating with a PhD in Education from the University of Pretoria (UP) this week. Her research topic was ‘The contested meaning of transformation in higher education in...

  • University of Pretoria astrophysicist part of team involved in capturing first black hole image

    Posted on April 10, 2019

    University of Pretoria (UP) astrophysicist Professor Roger Deane was part of the international group of scientists who have captured the first image of a black hole. His group worked to develop simulations of the complex, Earth-sized telescope used to make this historic discovery. These...

  • Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

    Posted on April 10, 2019

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, (10 April) in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that...

  • UP student clinches second place in Budget Speech competition

    Posted on April 10, 2019

    André Lourens, a BCom Honours in Economics student, won R40 000 in prize money when he took second place in the undergraduate category of the Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition. Now in its 47th year, the competition is designed to motivate and incentivise South Africa’s most...

  • Big announcement coming soon

    Posted on April 08, 2019

    Big announcement coming soon

  • In celebration of forests

    Posted on March 27, 2019

    The UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012. The day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests.

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