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Education Innovation: Schools as sites for social change

An interfaculty research team at UP is focussing on schools as sites for social change and the training of teachers to impart health-related messages.

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UP Faculty of Health Sciences hosts 6th annual Neuroscience Day

The Neuroscience Research Group, which forms part of the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) at the University of Pretoria (UP), hosted their 6th annual Neuroscience Day on Wednesday, 13 May 2015.

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FABI researchers unravel Eucalyptus tree genomics and biology

Researchers and postgraduate students from the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) and the Genomics Research Institute (GRI) at the University of Pretoria contributed to eight articles in a special issue of the journal, New Phytologist.

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Research about leadership in Africa reviewed in first-of-its-kind paper

Dr Willem Fourie authored the first paper reviewing peer-reviewed research on leadership in Africa.

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UP research waves the red flag against BTB

Prof Anita Michel of the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases strongly doubts that there is a single buffalo herd in the nearly two million hectares of the Kruger National Park that does not have bovine tuberculosis (BTB).

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Prof Bob Millar appointed as President of International Neuroendocrinology Federation

Prof Robert (Bob) Millar, Director of the Mammal Research Institute and the Medical Research Council (MRC) Receptor Biology Unit was recently elected as President of the International Neuroendocrinology Federation (INF).

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Research that goes beyond science to benefit communities in need

The Faculty of Veterinary Science’s Mnisi Community Programme looks at conservation through the eyes of the community.

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UP economist ranked ninth among global young economists

Prof Rangan Gupta of the Department of Economics was recently ranked ninth globally among young economists who received their PhD degrees less than 15 years ago. The pool of eligible candidates included more than 28 500 economists.

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This way for better wine, says UP plant virologist

Prof Gerhard Pietersen's research on grapevine leafroll disease is quite literally changing the face of the world’s grape and wine industries.

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Bedside to bench: Research by new institute at UP driven by patients in need

The recently launched Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Pretoria draws on seven of the institution's nine faculties, with 20 cross-disciplinary research projects across four streams.

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New skills laboratory huge boost for clinical training in Faculty of Veterinary Science

As part of its continuing efforts to ensure that veterinary science students are able to perform clinical procedures, the University of Pretoria (UP) established a skills laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Science.

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South Africa developing a booming crocodile economy

How do you get a crocodile to urinate in a cup?

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Ten postdoctoral fellows further theological research at UP

The Faculty of Theology is glad to have a postdoctoral couple, Dr Corneliu C. Simut and his wife Dr Ramona Simut from Romania, studying in the Faculty for their two-year postdoctoral tenure from November 2014 to October 2016. The Simuts are two of ten postdoctoral fellows currently enrolled at UP’s Faculty of Theology.

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Capital cities in the spotlight at UP

With most of the world’s population now living in cities, the sustainable management of urban areas has become one of the most important development challenges of our time.

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New exchange programme for theological research established

The Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for an exchange programme with a German institution.

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HR expert receives best paper award from the Academy of Management

Prof Jenny Hoobler of the Department Human Resource Management received the Best Paper Proceeding Award for the 75th Academy of Management conference, to be held in Vancouver, Canada in August 2015.

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Centre of Excellence in Integrated Reporting to be established at UP

The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL) has been successful in securing funding from the UK High Commission through their Prosperity Fund Programme(PFP) to establish a Centre of Excellence in Integrated Reporting at the University of Pretoria.

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Successful Workshop on Pollinators hosted at UP

A workshop on 'Pollination and Threats to Pollinators', funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Royal Society (UK), was recently hosted by the University of Pretoria (UP).

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UP presents research results to national Department of Tourism

The Tourism Management Division presented the final results of a two-year research study, entitled A Model to Measure South Africa’s Tourism Competitiveness at the National Department of Tourism’s annual Tourism Research Seminar. The event is hosted to showcase funded research projects undertaken by various tertiary institutions across the country.

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2015 World Health Day focuses on Food Safety

Food safety is internationally recognised as one of the most important risks to public health and food security.

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