UP improves position in QS World University Rankings
Posted on June 20, 2019
The University of Pretoria (UP) significantly improved its standing in the QS World University Rankings 2020 released on Wednesday. UP improved its global position in two of the six indicators, thus placing it among the top 52% universities in the QS rankings and among the top five South African...
Indigenous African crops can play pivotal role in tackling triple burden of malnutrition, says UP study
Posted on June 11, 2019
With the emergence of climate change, alternative solutions are needed to improve the availability of food. This is particularly true in Africa where most countries rely on rain to water their plants. Consequently, food becomes scarce during periods of drought.
UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences to provide support to Department of Health on implementation of National Health Insurance
Posted on June 06, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Health Sciences is part of a Universities Consortium that has won a bid to support the National Department of Health’s (NDoH) National Health Insurance (NHI) reforms. Along with other Consortium members, UP will provide technical support...
VC thanks NRF-rated researchers for overall contribution to UP’s research output
Posted on June 06, 2019
The University of Pretoria (UP) Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Tawana Kupe, thanked researchers who are rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF) at levels A, B and C for their contribution to the University’s overall research output, at two recent events.
UP study on ant behaviour offers insight into how climate change could impact humans
Posted on June 05, 2019
A University of Pretoria (UP) study on ants that inhabit various mountain sites across the world has found that if greenhouse gas emissions continue on the current trajectory, the planet faces major ecosystem changes.
UP academics’ work on African mole-rat research could pave way for new painkillers for humans
Posted on May 30, 2019
Three University of Pretoria (UP) scientists are part of a team whose research on African mole-rats has led to a discovery that may hold the key to pain management in humans.
Seminar on Tibet: Culture nationalism, human rights and self-immolation
Posted on May 27, 2019
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with Living Stories & Memories, cordially invites you to a Seminar on Tibet: Culture nationalism, human rights and self-immolation.
UP honours its top researchers at Academic Achievers’ Awards dinner
Posted on May 22, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) 2019 Academic Achievers’ Awards dinner was held on Tuesday to honour more than 110 academics who have shown exceptional achievement in their disciplines, as well as National Research Foundation (NRF)-rated researchers.