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  • SABS Design Achievers Award

    Posted on June 25, 2008

    Congratulations to Sidhika Sooklal, a fourth-year BA Information Design student at the University of Pretoria, for winning the 2008 SABS Design Achievers Award. The theme of the Design Achievers Award is Hands-on, Minds-on, Hearts-on, and nominations for

  • New MSc degree launched

    Posted on June 20, 2008

    The University of Pretoria Water Institute (UPWI) and the Georgia Water Resources Institute (GWRI) recently announced the launch of a new MSc degree in Water Resource Management - jointly offered by the University of Pretoria and the Georgia Institute of

  • EBIT launches community exchange programme

    Posted on June 20, 2008

    The Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen launched a similar Community-Based Project module as is lectured at the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology.

  • Mummenschanz visits UP Drama!

    Posted on June 19, 2008

    The Department of Drama was highly privileged to attend a neutral mask workshop hosted by the renowned Mummenschanz theatre company,

  • Claudia Viljoen - African Junior Champion

    Posted on June 13, 2008

    2008 has been a trying year for the 19-year old Claudia Viljoen. The first year B.Sport Sci student at Tukkies came into the year with the clear goal of qualifying for the SA Junior Championships at the LC De Villiers Stadium in April. But a knee injury

  • Pioneer on cognitive aging to visit University

    Posted on June 13, 2008

    Dr Anderson Smith, Senior Vice-Provost of Academic Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology and a pioneer in the Institute's programme on cognitive aging will present a public lecture on adult changes in memory at the University on 19 June 2008.

  • Most valuable exhibition ever hosted on campus

    Posted on June 13, 2008

    Mr Alec Wapnick, an alumnus of Tukkies and prominent Pretoria businessman, has over decades built up an extraordinary collection of works of art on the growth and development of Pretoria. The collection will be exhibited on the University's Hatfield camp

  • Weber just misses top 20 at World Junior Triathlon Championships

    Posted on June 09, 2008

    18 Year old Wickus Weber had the race of his life on Thursday, June 5, when he finished 21st at the world Thriathlon Championships in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Carla Germishuys crowned World Champion

    Posted on June 09, 2008

    24-year -old Carla Germishuys could not have asked for a better send off in her last year of competing in the 20-24 age group category in Triathlon after winning the 2008 ITU 20-24 World Triathlon Championships in Vancouver, Canada on Saterday 7 June.

  • TuksAlumni Legends 2008 attracts thousands

    Posted on June 06, 2008

    The past weekend (31 May 2008) TuksAlumni Road Runners staged their annual 21.1 and 10 km walks/runs at the Air Force Base Waterkloof in Centurion. Approximately 1800 runners and walkers competed.

  • Donations to victims of xenophobic attacks gain momentum

    Posted on June 03, 2008

    The Principal of the University of Pretoria has thanked students, staff and visitors who have responded to a call to collect and donate food and other goods to victims of recent xenophobic attacks. Professor Calie Pistorius said that the positive response

  • Van Zyl in Jackpot Hunt

    Posted on June 02, 2008

    The 22 year old Tukkie has taken his first step to win the Golden League Jackpot of $1 000 000.

  • Germishuys looking for podium finish at World Triathlon Champs in Canada

    Posted on June 02, 2008

    At precisely 16:00 SA time on Sunday 8 June, Carla Germishuys will be setting her sights on a podium finish at the World Triathlon Championships in Vancouver, Canada

  • UP/hpc Tri-athletes on their way to World Triathlon Championship

    Posted on May 30, 2008

    If ever there was any doubt about the caliber of expertise and knowledge at the hpc UP, that has emphatically been squased with the announcement of the SA team jetting off for the World Triathlon Championships

  • Latest Vulture project launched by Faculty of Veterinary Science and its partners

    Posted on May 27, 2008

    A new vulture project, focusing on southern African vultures and supported by the Faculty of Veterinary Science, the Worldwide Fund for Conservation (WWF), AFGRI and the Vulture Programme of Rhino and Lion Wildlife Conservation, was recently launched.

  • Choir celebrates 40 years

    Posted on May 26, 2008

    Tuks Camerata, previously known as the Tukkie Choir, celebrated its 40th birthday during the University of Pretoria's Alumni Homecoming Week in May.

  • Faculty Announces Its NSTF Awards Finalists

    Posted on May 26, 2008

    The University of Pretoria's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is proud to announce that at least three of its affiliates have been nominated for the prestigious National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards.

  • Hendrik van der Bijl lecture to focus on engineering education in South Africa

    Posted on May 26, 2008

    The annual Hendrik van der Bijl memorial lecture on the role of engineering in society takes place at the University of Pretoria on 28 May 2008.

  • Olympic Rowing squad off to Europa for final preparations

    Posted on May 23, 2008

    SA Rowing squad leave on Sunday 25 May to Luzerne, Switzerland for the second of three world cup races that they hope will get them into shape they need to repeat and improve on the performance in Athens 4 years ago.

  • Mapungubwe Stories 19 to 24 May 2008

    Posted on May 22, 2008

    On 19 May 2008, the Department of Drama launched one of its most culturally significant productions of the year, a work that will stand out as part of the centenary celebrations of the University of Pretoria.

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