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  • Prof Charles van Onselen receives prestigious HSRC award

    Posted on September 29, 2017

    The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has awarded the Annual Medal in Social Sciences and Humanities to Prof Charles van Onselen from the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria.

  • World Rabies Day: What you need to know

    Posted on September 28, 2017

    Today is World Rabies Day. Prof Andrew Leisewitz from the Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies at UP, shares some important facts about rabies, the only infectious disease that carries a 100% mortality rate.

  • SANBS and UP blood plasma drive a massive success

    Posted on September 28, 2017

    A recent drive at the Faculty of Veterinary Science's Onderstepoort Campus to recruit hyperimmune blood plasma donors to alleviate the shortage of rabies immunoglobulin in South Africa attracted over 200 students.

  • World Tourism Day: Making Sustainable Tourism a Reality

    Posted on September 27, 2017

    World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September 2017 and this year the theme is 'Sustainable Tourism — a Tool for Development'.

  • UP Arts committed to conserving unframed works of art

    Posted on September 27, 2017

    The Department of UP Arts has begun a major, long-term project to conserve over 8 600 unframed works of art on paper from the University of Pretoria (UP) Art Collection.

  • Opinion: 'Good Cop, Bad Cop' won't make us North Korea's friend

    Posted on September 27, 2017

    In a recent article on the crisis surrounding North Korea's provocative missile tests, Prof Laurie Nathan from the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria writes that negotiated agreements to manage or resolve protracted conflicts do not have outright winners and losers.

  • Opinion: The peer review system has flaws. But it's still a barrier to bad science

    Posted on September 26, 2017

    The scientific peer review system has received a fair amount of negative press in recent years. Prof Brenda Wingfield weighs in on the debate in an article that recently appeared on The Conversation.

  • #DESACares donates Dignity Packs

    Posted on September 26, 2017

    #DESACares is an initiative supported by staff members of the Department of Enrolment and Student Administration (DESA) at the University of Pretoria. Their first project was in aid of an organisation that produces and distributes 'dignity packs' for underprivileged schoolgirls.

  • 2017 IE networking opportunity and prize-giving

    Posted on September 26, 2017

    On Thursday, 7 September 2017, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering hosted their annual Industrial Engineering prize-giving function at Pure Cafe on the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus.

  • New improved mosquito traps developed in partnership between UP ISMC and private sector

    Posted on September 26, 2017

    The UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control is assisting in the design and testing of an innovative solar-powered trap to monitor mosquito populations, especially in areas where malaria and arboviruses require vector control.

  • Heritage Day Message 2017

    Posted on September 22, 2017

    Heritage Day is a day to celebrate the multitude of cultures, languages, religions and art forms of all South Africans.

  • Past and present stories of Africa

    Posted on September 21, 2017

    September is Heritage Month. In celebration of our continent and our country's rich history and heritage, we have published a new feature focussing on the past and present stories of Africa on the Research Matters website.

  • UP launches new food labs for consumer science students

    Posted on September 21, 2017

    The Department of Consumer Science at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently unveiled newly renovated food laboratories that will accommodate more students with better equipment.

  • Research explores the social life of one of Africa's most iconic animals

    Posted on September 20, 2017

    Giraffes are now listed as a threatened species, and it is said that there are currently fewer giraffes than elephants in Africa. Research taking place at the University of Pretoria, will ensure a greater understanding of this species.

  • UP among the top 300 universities worldwide for arts and humanities

    Posted on September 20, 2017

    The University of Pretoria (UP) is ranked in the top 300 in the world for arts and humanities, according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published earlier this week.

  • Entrepreneurship 101

    Posted on September 19, 2017

    According to Prof Alex Antonites, Entrepreneurship is a skill that can be learnt, and all it takes to be a success is the ability to think strategically, achieving small goals in the beginning and having a long term outlook.

  • Prof Moritz van Vuuren receives AVCASA award

    Posted on September 18, 2017

    Prof Moritz van Vuuren, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, was recently honoured with an award by the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Association of South Africa (AVCASA) for service to society and the environment.

  • Twenty years of developing practical project managers

    Posted on September 18, 2017

    A function was recently held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Programme in Project Management (PPM) – a continuing education course to develop practical project managers.

  • Two UP geneticists selected as NEF Fellows

    Posted on September 15, 2017

    Two brilliant female researchers in the Department of Genetics at the University of Pretoria (UP), Dr Vinet Coetzee and Dr Sanushka Naidoo, made headlines when they were both selected as Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Fellows from 2017 to 2019.

  • Herding for Health

    Posted on September 15, 2017

    The Herding for Health Project is a One Health, pro-poor, rural development project aimed at establishing integrated management of livestock and improving rural livelihoods at the wildlife-livestock interface.

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