Future Africa Director Prof Cheikh Mbow leads UP delegation to Japan to drive Africa-Asia collaboration
Posted on January 29, 2020
A delegation from UP composed of the Director of Future Africa Professor Cheikh Mbow, Dr Farai Kapfudzaruwa and Professor Masafumi Nagao recently visited Japan to initiate and deepen existing partnerships with Japanese institutions. This follows a visit to Japan in August 2019 by UP...
ANALYSIS: How to fix the gap between school and work in South Africa
Posted on January 28, 2020
The world of work is changing constantly, profoundly, and faster. This is clear from the outsourcing of work, waves of technological advances, increasing automation in business, and big data analysis driving the growth of industries.
UP is hosting Africa’s first World Congress of Music Therapy, early bird registration now open
Posted on January 24, 2020
UP will, in partnership with the World Federation of Music Therapy, the South African Music Therapy Association, MusicWorks, City of Tshwane and the Tshwane School of Music, host the 16th World Congress of Music Therapy from 07 – 11 July. Early bird registration is open until 29 February.
UP’s Dr Vukosi Marivate: Using data to better understand our world
Posted on January 17, 2020
Dr Vukosi Marivate is the ABSA Chair of Data Science at the University of Pretoria and co-founder of the Deep Learning Indaba. He spoke to Primarashni Gower about his work.
ANALYSIS: South Africa has huge ‘green fuels’ potential. But it needs to act now
Posted on January 16, 2020
South Africa has key ingredients it should be exploiting to fill an export gap, and to reduce emissions. It should seize a first-mover advantage.
SA SDG Hub at UP: The blueprint to achieving a better future for all
Posted on January 15, 2020
Professor Willem Fourie, Coordinator of the South African Sustainable Development Goals Hub, based at UP’s Hatfield Campus, spoke to Primarashni Gower about the work the organisation does.
University of Pretoria’s Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering ranked number one in South Africa
Posted on January 13, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering has been ranked number one in South Africa by the Minerals Education Trust Fund (METF) for 2019.
COMMENT: Captain Marvel can teach us a lot about women’s role in decision-making, says UP professor
Posted on December 20, 2019
Superhero movies attract increasing attention from viewers of all ages. Recent ones such as Black Panther triggered discussions on current societal challenges. The most recent example is that of Captain Marvel – the first movie of the Avengers series with a female protagonist.