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  • Don’t be afraid of outperforming others, says UP innovator Prof Alice Chan

    Posted on August 09, 2019

    In part three of our #WomenofUP series this August, we speak to Professor Alice Chan who lectures in Innovation Management at the Graduate School of Technology Management, Faculty of Engineering, Build Environment and Information Technology. She asserts that women should have the mentality that...

  • UP actively boosts women professors and researchers

    Posted on August 08, 2019

    South African universities are actively pursuing gender equality and academic advancement opportunities to substantially increase the number of women professors and leading researchers.

  • UP's Dr Rakgadi Phatlane is fighting adversity with love and empathy

    Posted on August 08, 2019

    In our #WomenofUP series this August, we speak to Dr Rakgadi Phatlane who assists the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Education with its transformation initiatives as well as the monitoring of vulnerable students.

  • If you do your job well, you will be successful, says UP's Prof Susan Adendorff

    Posted on August 06, 2019

    In our #WomenofUP series this August, we speak to Prof Susan Adendorff, Director: Facilities Management, about her work at UP. She is in charge of the University’s property portfolio.

  • SA economy requires 4IR research-intensive boost

    Posted on August 05, 2019

    In the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, universities are expected to be central actors of scientific, social and technological change in the drive for innovation and economic growth. It is against this background that countries are enhancing their competitiveness by strengthening...

  • Download our new UP Mobile App now!

    Posted on August 05, 2019

    The new UP Mobile App has been launched with great features for staff, students, alumni and visitors. These features are available to users via different profiles, which can be changed by the users.

  • Time does not heal a child’s wounds – a call for research development in trauma and abuse

    Posted on August 05, 2019

    Adverse Childhood Experiences and child abuse do not receive the necessary attention and assessment they require from society. This was the collective view of experts from the USA and South Africa at a recent colloquium hosted by UP's Department of Early Childhood Education in collaboration with...

  • Jazzed UP Thursday: Hatfield comes alive to the sounds of jazz

    Posted on August 04, 2019

    The University of Pretoria’s Jazz Ensemble and the DiTeboho Quartet blew some heat into the Hatfield Precinct at the first instalment of Jazzed UP Thursday evenings at News Café recently.

  • Universities in South Africa need to rediscover their higher purpose

    Posted on August 02, 2019

    Universities in South Africa need to rediscover their higher purpose For over two decades South African higher education has been dominated by three successive and contending waves of thinking and organisation. They are: neo-liberal managerialism the decolonialisation of knowledge and, most...

  • Breastfeeding is a father’s responsibility

    Posted on August 01, 2019

    Walking into a local clinic in Malawi you will be faced with images calling for men to take a more active role in the health of children and mothers. Some of the messages boldly challenge what we consider to be normal, explicitly stating: “Exclusive breastfeeding is a husband’s...

  • UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control co-hosts African Malaria Research Conference with the Medical Research Council

    Posted on August 01, 2019

    The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) co-hosted the 5th Southern African Malaria Research Conference with the South African Medical Research Council (MRC) at the University’s Future Africa Campus last week.

  • UP’s Professor Hansungule re-elected to International Commission of Jurists for third four-year term

    Posted on July 31, 2019

    The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, is pleased to announce that Prof Michelo Hansungule has been re-elected as Commissioner under the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). This will be the third term Prof Hansungule will serve as a ICJ Commissioner. Election is done by...

  • Statistics – ‘A discipline in crisis’

    Posted on July 30, 2019

    While the rest of the world is experiencing the so-called golden age of statistics, it has been declared a discipline in crisis by the South African Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation, said Professor Andriëtte Bekker, Head of the Department of Statistics at...

  • UP strengthens its international ties, signs MOU with China’s Liaoning Technical University

    Posted on July 30, 2019

    The University of Pretoria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s Liaoning Technical University. This comes after bilateral institutional agreements existing between the universities for nearly 20 years.

  • Two UP malaria experts receive international travel scholarships

    Posted on July 30, 2019

    Two researchers from the Malaria Parasite Molecular Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Pretoria (UP), Dr Jandeli Niemand and Dr Dina Coertzen, received travel scholarships to attend the Setting our Sights on Infectious Diseases Conference...

  • South Africa’s carbon tax matters – for the economy and tackling climate change

    Posted on July 29, 2019

    Carbon tax is likely to be an effective way of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, which lead to climate change and have negative consequences for human life. But the carbon tax that’s been introduced in South Africa could cost jobs, unless people acquire skills that can be used in sectors...

  • Fun and games promised at 3 August TuksRes Festival

    Posted on July 29, 2019

    The TuksRes Festival will be hosted by the University of Pretoria’s Department of Residence Affairs and Accommodation on 3 August, at the Hillcrest Sport Campus and Uitspan.

  • Global award a ‘career highlight’ for UP seed scientist

    Posted on July 29, 2019

    Prof Terry Aveling from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria recently won the award for the best paper presentation at the 32nd International Seed Testing Association Congress in Hyderabad, India.

  • ‘No race has a monopoly over insight’

    Posted on July 25, 2019

    Knowledge production by universities requires the participation of all, said UCT's Professor Francis Nyamnjoh during a panel discussion at the 'Unsettling Paradigms – The Decolonial Turn in the Humanities Curriculum at Universities in South Africa' conference held recently at UP's Future...

  • Esteemed German Economist visits UP

    Posted on July 25, 2019

    Professor Josef Wieland, Vice-President for Research at Zeppelin University, Germany, visited the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL) from 15 to 18 July 2019.

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