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SKA is helping to bring Africa into the knowledge economy

The SKA project is the source of significant innovation, including the development of the ‘industrial’ techniques required to build an industrial-scale telescope.

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EMS celebrates excellence at awards function

At its awards function held on 10 June 2015, the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences celebrated excellence in research and teaching and learning during 2014, by awarding Research Excellence awards and Teaching and Learning Excellence awards to its staff members.

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A world without polio

The University of Pretoria is one of the key partners aiding the international polio community in the development of specific tools to assist in the final push for the total eradication of the polio virus.

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CAAC in Sweden - Inspiration from South Africa

Professor Juan Bornman, from the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC), recently visited the CHILD research unit at Jönköping University in Sweden to lecture and to plan upcoming joint research projects.

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Bill Gates funding assists PhD students in improving agricultural policy in Africa

One of the key outcomes of the multimillion dollar grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Pretoria's Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development in 2012 was to train more PhD students in agricultural economics to assist with better analysis and research for better policy making in Africa.

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Six UP researchers are finalists for the 17th NSTF BHP Billiton Awards

No fewer than six UP researchers are among the finalists of this year’s prestigious NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards .

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Learning from life in the waters

The UP Mammal Research Institute’s Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme (MIMMP) has been doing marine research there for more than 30 years and has documented fascinating findings.

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Faculty research promotes environmental stewardship

The Faculty of Veterinary Science values its role and responsibility in conserving the environment. Through its academic programmes and research it is committed to promoting sustainability for a healthier environment.

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Stepping up the fight against Bovine Brucellosis

The Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria recently held a three-day workshop on brucellosis research.

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Saving our planet through research and scholarship

The various faculties at UP are making waves in their efforts in the field of conservation and are committed to promoting practices that make more sustainable use of the Earth’s natural resources.

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Research helps to identify South Africa’s lost children

The doctoral research of Dr Nanette Briers from the Forensic Anthropology Research Centre (FARC) at the University of Pretoria (UP) will help to identify the remains of unknown children found in South Africa.

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Groundbreaking conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls hosted at UP

The Dead Sea Scrolls for the first time received exclusive attention at a South African conference when the Department of Old Testament Studies in UP’s Faculty of Theology hosted a Qumran Conference on 28 and 29 May 2015.

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Protecting the Garden of Eden

Dr Michael Kock of the Department of Production Animal Studies has more than 30 years’ experience as a wildlife vet and is regarded as one of the top forest elephant veterinary experts in the world.

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Education researcher appointed as Convener of International Research Network

Dr Surette Van Staden has been appointed as Convener of a research network on reading literacy.

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Graduates of Credit-bearing Postgraduate Supervision Course

Professor Stephanie Burton recently congratulated eight academics who completed the “strengthening postgraduate supervision” course in 2014.

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New scrum machine set to revolutionise rugby

Researchers at the University of Pretoria have developed a ground-breaking tool to assist rugby teams in fine-tuning their scrumming technique.

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UP mobile learning experts develop e-resources for CSIR project

Experts at UP’s Faculty of Education recently completed an inter-disciplinary mobile app e-resource project.

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Satisfying Africa’s sensory experience

Prof Riëtte de Kock, of the Department of Food Science and the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Well-being (IFNuW), has been involved in Sensory Food Science research since 1990.

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Innovative prostheses to restore hearing

Prof Mashudu Tshifularo, Head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at UP, believes that ‘innovate or perish’ are words to live by when it comes to clinical procedures, teaching, research and medical devices.

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Inaugural GIBS report on alternative future scenarios released

The Future of Business in South Africa project, conducted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), recently announced the launch of its inaugural GIBS alternative future scenarios for South African mining, manufacturing and financial services report.

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