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  • UP set to pilot fully online modules

    Posted on May 10, 2019

    The University of Pretoria (UP), through its Department of Comprehensive Online Education Services (COES), is targeting October 2019 to pilot a new series of fully online academic courses through a partnership with Higher Ed Partners - Africa (HEP Africa).

  • IN MY OPINION: Africa’s rights commission can – and should – do more for sexual minorities

    Posted on May 09, 2019

    Africans concerned about human rights are closely following a meeting of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights taking place in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh.

  • UP, HSRC and DST launch “rich and timely” publication on poverty and inequality

    Posted on May 07, 2019

    The Department of Science and Technology (DST) in conjunction with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently launched a flagship publication entitled Poverty and Inequality: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Responses, described by...

  • UP student project goes all out for needy school learners in Pretoria

    Posted on May 05, 2019

    The Tuks Leadership and Individual Programme (TULIP) hosted a gala dinner recently in celebration of its three years of transforming the lives of learners and creating awareness of this initiative. This event was held at the Prinshof Campus and included a sit-down dinner, a fundraising auction...

  • Blitzboks player – and new UP mechanical engineering graduate – sets sights on Tokyo Olympics

    Posted on May 03, 2019

    With his mechanical engineering studies done and dusted, former UP-Tuks rugby player Impi Visser has his sights firmly set on making sure the Springbok Sevens team qualifies for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

  • UP’s Department of Historical & Heritage Studies acknowledges top achievers at annual award ceremony

    Posted on May 03, 2019

    Recently, the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies held its annual award ceremony to reward outstanding performances by the students in the department at both undergraduate and honours levels.

  • Celebrating 16 years of UP Campus Tours

    Posted on May 03, 2019

    It’s time once again for the University of Pretoria Campus Tours (UPCT)! The annual initiative involves a group of new graduates taking up the challenge of running and managing an income-generating business by offering tours of Hatfield Campus.

  • Music legend Irene Mawela receives honorary UP doctorate

    Posted on May 02, 2019

    Music legend and songwriter Ms Irene Mawela is the latest recipient of an honorary Doctorate in Music from the University of Pretoria (UP) at UP’s autumn graduation ceremonies.

  • UP launches Peer Support Groups

    Posted on May 02, 2019

    The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Student Counselling Unit has entered into a partnership with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). This partnership will allow students to be recruited, selected, trained, and upskilled to be able to refer their fellow students onto other...

  • Hybrid Learning – For the classroom and beyond

    Posted on May 02, 2019

    At the University of Pretoria, students have opportunities to learn on site and online as research shows that this hybrid approach increases student success. Our students have access to computer literacy training, free Wi-Fi and thousands of computers in laboratories to engage with online study...

  • UP’s Veterinary Science Faculty upskills small-scale feedlot farmers

    Posted on May 02, 2019

    The Department of Production Animal Studies in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science recently invited emerging small-scale feedlot farmers from the surrounding communities to participate in its annual Feedlot Challenge, which will run until 24 May.

  • On worker’s day, Centre for Human Rights calls for a right to work

    Posted on May 01, 2019

    It’s Workers Day. What should ordinarily be a working day, is a day off. It is a day to honour those who keep bread on the table, who sacrifice much to hold the body and soul of households together. It is an occasion to salute those who wake up in the dark of the early morning to travel...

  • Master’s student in Animal Science wins Koos van der Merwe Award

    Posted on April 30, 2019

    Ms Micaela Sinclair-Black, an MSc (Agric) student in Animal Science at the University of Pretoria, recently received the Koos van der Merwe Award at the Animal Feed Manufacturers’ Association (AFMA) symposium.

  • UP Law celebrates student success at its Recognition of Achievement event

    Posted on April 30, 2019

    The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently honoured the academic achievements of law scholars from the 2018 academic year at an annual event that recognises BCom Law, BA Law, LLB and master’s students for their outstanding accomplishments.

  • International Jazz Day: A day for celebrating South Africa’s contribution to global jazz

    Posted on April 30, 2019

    In November 2018, UNESCO’s Director General, Audrey Azoulay, announced that the International Jazz Day Global Host City for 2020 will be Cape Town, South Africa, marking the first time the now established celebration is hosted by an African city. As the 2020 Global Host City, Cape Town will...

  • On a different buzz: why we need flies

    Posted on April 29, 2019

    For many people, the idea of flies buzzing about isn’t very appealing, as they’re typically associated with dirt and disease. But before you swat the next fly you see, know that out of the thousands of flies that are known, only a few are harmful – the rest play positive roles...

  • Raising the visibility of African research and innovation

    Posted on April 29, 2019

    In 2018 the bottom rung of the Global Innovation Index rankings published by the World Intellectual Property Organization prominently featured countries from the Global South. This bottom rung was further dominated by African nations, with the rankings suggesting that the innovation leaders for...

  • ‘You can be whatever or whoever you want to be’ – 2018 UP Derek Gray Award recipient

    Posted on April 29, 2019

    “I love learning about the world around me and how science can shape and change it,” says first-year student Rahil Samlal, who is studying towards a BSc Microbiology degree in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP). Rahil is also the winner...

  • Message from the Vice-Chancellor and Principal: Freedom Day and Workers’ Day 2019

    Posted on April 27, 2019

    As South Africa celebrates 25 years of democracy this Freedom Day, this landmark moment also occasions – perhaps demands – that we reflect upon the very notion of freedom itself. On 27 April, many will rightly celebrate the strides made over a quarter-century toward creating the most...

  • Appointment of one council member on the basis of expertise and experience

    Posted on April 26, 2019

    The University of Pretoria plays an important role nationally and makes a significant contribution to South Africa’s international standing. The University Council governs the University in terms of the Higher Education Act of 1997 (as amended) and the Statute of the University of Pretoria....

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