A team consisting of amateur naturalists and students from the Department of Zoology and Entomology will attempt to record all living species within a designated area over a predetermined time period.
UP research has found that leopard survival rates in protected, as well as in non-protected areas, are low and that this is largely a result of human activities.
The Faculty of Humanities has launched three exciting new cross-disciplinary faculty research themes (FRTs) through which they hope to enhance research capacity and productivity in the Faculty, while contributing to the strengthening of the humanities as a discipline in South Africa.
Prof Hannes Gräbe is convinced that researchers at the University, in collaboration with railway stakeholders, have the technical expertise and facilities needed to be a leader in railway engineering in Africa.
The recent UP discovery of a novel compound holds so much promise that some of the world’s leading scientists and pharmaceutical companies want to get involved in its future development.
Prof Kobus Maree's latest research article on career counseling leads in international journal.
Prof Vinny Naidoo, director of UP’s Biomedical Research Centre and specialist veterinary pharmacologist with the South African Veterinary Council, has led the way to find suitable NSAID alternatives that would be safe for vultures.
A research project on indigenous Christian elites in Asia and Africa is in the spotlight .
Research by Prof Mohammad Naushad Emmambux, associate professor at UP’s Department of Food Science, and his colleagues has shown that it is possible to modify high GI starch using fatty acids so that it becomes a low GI starch.
How do individuals with a biracial heritage construct an identity?
Dr Yolanda Pretorius of the Centre for Wildlife Management is an elephant specialist who believes that elephants has the ability to display exactly what they feel.
Imagine castles of clay and flourishing life in the soils below. Endemic to the soils of Africa is the fascinating small mammal known as the mole-rat that lives underground, excavating burrow systems that may extend for more than a kilometre.
Professor Theuns Steyn, Associate Professor in the Department of Taxation, has been awarded the prestigious Australasian CCH/ATTA Doctoral Series 2015 Award.
Prof Brenda Wingfield has received the Christiaan Hendrik Persoon medal - the highest award that the SASPP can make to a member.
The Research Chair in Poultry Health and Production, which was established jointly by the Southern African Poultry Association (SAPA) and the University of Pretoria (UP) in 2012, is taking the lead in research on poultry diseases.
Prof Jean Myburgh, Acting Head of the Department of Accounting, Prof Stephen Coetzee, Ms Astrid Schmulian, Ms Cecile Janse van Rensburg and Ms Lizette Kotze, staff members in the Department of Accounting at the University of Pretoria, have been ranked on the Brigham Young Accounting Research Rankings for 2014.
Johanita Kruger, a nutritional scientist at the University of Pretoria’s Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being (IFNuW) has been looking into feasible ways of enriching the mineral nutritional quality of the diets of the poor in order to decrease morbidity and mortality rates.
A new research and teaching focus on Energy Resources at the University of Pretoria will provide the ideal conditions to assist in the development of graduates for international petroleum and gas companies working regionally and across the continent.
Seed Science research, such as seed health tests, general seed pathology, seed vigour and seed germination as determined by the International Seed Testing Association rules, is continuously performed by the University of Pretoria Seed Science Group.
Professor Michael Pepper and his team of researchers at the University of Pretoria have been awarded an MRC Extramural Research Unit for Stem Cell Research and Therapy.