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  • UP hosts 2019’s Strategic Committee meeting between South Africa and the French Embassy

    Posted on April 02, 2019

    Delegates from the French Embassy in South Africa, including the ambassador of France to South Africa, Christophe Farnaud, gathered at the Humanities Faculty, University of Pretoria (UP) recently to discuss cooperation in the field of science, education and culture.

  • UP autumn graduation season takes off

    Posted on April 01, 2019

    The University of Pretoria (UP) will award 11 649 qualifications to graduates at its autumn graduation ceremonies, which will take place over 32 sessions from 2 – 30 April 2019.

  • University of Pretoria lauded for launch of Future Africa research institute

    Posted on April 01, 2019

    The launch of Future Africa at the University of Pretoria is a “timely response to placing science, technology and innovation at the centre of Africa’s development”.

  • UP students first in their class in SAICA ITC Professional exam

    Posted on April 01, 2019

    UP’s average pass rate over the last 13 years is 94%

  • Welcome Back!

    Posted on April 01, 2019

    Have you had a good autumn break? The second term has started and it’s a very short term, with a whole month of examinations coming up in June.

  • “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere”

    Posted on March 30, 2019

    Kidney disease is a global health problem with a growing disease burden in both developed and undeveloped countries. The magnitude and the impact of kidney disease are unknown and will remain so if a concerted effort is not made to develop a national data collection system to acquire data on...

  • Q&A: Future Africa — the details

    Posted on March 29, 2019

    Future Africa is the University of Pretoria's new flagship research institute and pan-African platform, which aspires to transform the world through African research excellence.

  • South Africa is failing the rights of children to education and health

    Posted on March 29, 2019

    Is South Africa regularly denying children their right to access education as well as health care on the grounds either of petty bureaucracy or by a misinterpretation of the country’s laws and international obligations?

  • Future Africa debate: Would national arts institutions make art more accessible or more elitist?

    Posted on March 28, 2019

    Playwright and president of the African Cultural Policy Network Mike van Graan recently led a public debate at the University of Pretoria (UP) on whether South Africa needs a national theatre and national museum.

  • Request for nominations For the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary 2019

    Posted on March 28, 2019

    The Registrar of the University of Pretoria calls for nominations from suitable senior students as well as members of staff of junior lecturer status (25 years or younger at the start of the tour) for the above-mentioned travel bursary.

  • UP celebrates Goût de France with French embassy

    Posted on March 28, 2019

    The Department of Consumer and Food Sciences at the University of Pretoria recently partnered with the French embassy and well-known celebrity chef, Nataniël, to prepare a meal for invited guests to celebrate Goût de France on the Hatfield campus.

  • World theatre day: on (dis)connections

    Posted on March 27, 2019

    World Theatre Day was established in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) and is celebrated annually on 27 March across the globe. The day has at its core the vision of theatre as an actant of peace. Each year, the ITI invites a prominent figure in the broad domain of theatre to...

  • In celebration of forests

    Posted on March 27, 2019

    The UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012. The day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests.

  • UP vets assist chimp sanctuary in the DRC

    Posted on March 26, 2019

    University of Pretoria (UP) veterinary ophthalmologist, Dr Izak Venter, accompanied by Dr Keri-Lee Dobbie, a veterinary surgeon and resident in ophthalmology, recently travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to examine a chimpanzee at the JACK Sanctuary for chimpanzees.

  • Future Africa: forging transdisciplinary solutions to Africa’s challenges

    Posted on March 26, 2019

    Future Africa is the University of Pretoria's new flagship research institute and pan-African platform, which aspires to transform the world through African research excellence.

  • Future Africa launching soon

    Posted on March 26, 2019

    Dr Eshchar Mizrachi, Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) soon-to-be-launched Future Africa campus – a meeting place for discussions on trans-disciplinary research adjacent to UP’s Experimental Farm in Hillcrest – says Africa has and faces...

  • “Quality at UP will be uncompromised”, stresses newly inaugurated VC, Prof Tawana Kupe

    Posted on March 25, 2019

    As the University of Pretoria (UP) moves ahead in its transformation agenda, it will focus on providing access to its high-quality education to as many South Africans and Africans as possible. This is because high-quality education contributes to the improvement of African futures.

  • UP academic makes significant headway to better diagnose multidrug-resistant TB

    Posted on March 25, 2019

    Despite the global decline in new infections, the emergence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), a virulent strain that has developed an immunity to the antimicrobial drugs used to treat TB, means the disease remains a public health crisis.

  • UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Tawana Kupe officially inaugurated

    Posted on March 22, 2019

    Professor Tawana Kupe, the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), was officially inaugurated into his position at a function on Saturday, 23 March.

  • Two NAS researchers elected to SCAR

    Posted on March 22, 2019

    Two researchers from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria, Dr Thulani Makhalanyane and Dr Christel Hansen, have been elected to the South African National Committee (SANC) of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), an...

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