Research News

  • The time to be innovative is now!

    Posted on May 18, 2016

    The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria celebrated the academic achievements of its top students at its annual Outstanding Achievers Function earlier in May this year.

  • Traditional knowledge to enhance modern medicine

    Posted on May 11, 2016

    Prof Namrita Lall of the Department of Plant Science in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UP, is bringing science and traditional knowledge together and making it accessible to the modern market.

  • Award for best Soil Science paper to Dr Mbakwe

    Posted on April 20, 2016

    Dr Ikenna Mbakwe, a postdoctoral fellow in Soil Science at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria, recently received an award from the Soil Science Society of South Africa for the best Soil Science paper on Emerging Agriculture.

  • International collaboration advances research

    Posted on March 31, 2016

    Monsanto South Africa is currently running a collaborative research programme with Enterprises University of Pretoria’s Research Solutions, as part of its ongoing commitment to be an innovative agricultural company that creates relevant solutions for growers, consumers and the environment.

  • Horticulture student scooped up awards

    Posted on March 15, 2016

    Mathew Banda, an MSc student in Horticulture in the Department of Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences recently received two prizes from the South African Society for Horticultural Sciences.

  • Presidential Award for Dr Tesfamariam

    Posted on March 11, 2016

    Dr Eyob H Tesfamariam, a senior lecturer in the Department of Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria, was recently awarded the Presidential Award from the Soil Science Society of South Africa.

  • Two prestigious prizes for Plant Science student

    Posted on March 07, 2016

    Ms Rabia Mathakutha, a master’s student in the Department of Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences, recently received two prestigious awards at the Joint Annual Conference of the South African Association of Botany and the Southern African Society for Systematic Biology.

  • Three L'Oreal Fellowships awarded to UP researchers

    Posted on December 07, 2015

    One staff member and two PhD students from the University of Pretoria won three of the twelve fellowships awarded by the 2015 L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa 2015 programme.

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