The SKA project is the source of significant innovation, including the development of the ‘industrial’ techniques required to build an industrial-scale telescope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No fewer than six UP researchers are among the finalists of this year’s prestigious NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards .
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.
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.
The Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria recently held a three-day workshop on brucellosis research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Surette Van Staden has been appointed as Convener of a research network on reading literacy.
Professor Stephanie Burton recently congratulated eight academics who completed the “strengthening postgraduate supervision” course in 2014.
Researchers at the University of Pretoria have developed a ground-breaking tool to assist rugby teams in fine-tuning their scrumming technique.
Experts at UP’s Faculty of Education recently completed an inter-disciplinary mobile app e-resource project.
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.
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.
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.