CODATA-RDA Research Data Summer School
Posted on January 27, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s Department of Information Science in collaboration with the Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA), South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) and Network of Data and Information Curation Communities (NeDICC) presented a...
Put your hands together for Dr Mardé Helbig – winner of the NSTF Emerging Researcher award
Posted on July 03, 2019
Dr Mardé Helbig is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria.
Teaching and Learning Awards 2019
Posted on May 31, 2019
Several Teaching and Learning awards were recently handed out to staff members of the EBIT Faculty members. The following staff members received recognition for their contribution to Teaching and Learning in their respective departments.
Exciting new degree offered from 2020: BIT (Information Systems)
Posted on March 03, 2019
Since ICT skills are still scarce skills in South Africa, skilled information and
communications technology (ICT) professionals are in high demand. This skills
shortage will be addressed by the new Bachelor of Information Technology
degree with specialisation in Information Systems, BIT...
Hyper-heuristics: Theory and applications by Nelishia Pillay and Rong Qu
Posted on August 27, 2018
Natural computing is one of the most exciting developments in computer science, and there is a growing consensus that it will become a major field in computer science in this country.
School of Information Technology Research Day 22/06/18
Posted on June 08, 2018
You are cordially invited to the School of Information Technology Research Day
The Informatics Department receives 5.4 million worth of bursaries for 50 deserving students
Posted on May 24, 2018
The University of Pretoria, Informatics Department in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology received R 5,4 million for bursaries from BANKSETA for the 2018 period for 50 bursaries.
‘Artificial intelligence: Myth or reality for the 4th industrial revolution?’ - Inaugural Address of Prof Nelishia Pillay
Posted on May 15, 2018
Congratulations to Prof Pillay the HOD for the Department of Computer Science, who delivered her inaugural address on 8 May in the Senate Hall at the University of Pretoria.
Dr Beth Le Roux receives a Newton Mobility Grant
Posted on May 14, 2018
Dr Beth Le Roux have been awarded a Newton Mobility Grant to the value of just over £9 000 by the British Academy.
Prof Olívia Pestana – Global Mobility Programme
Posted on March 14, 2018
On 13 March 2018, the Department of Information Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology welcomed Professor Olívia Pestana from the University of Porto in Portugal.
MOBILE+2 project – Mobility for International Learning Experiences
Posted on November 22, 2017
Ms Nthabiseng Ramosoeu from the Department of Information Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, has been selected to participate in the MOBILE+2 project, Mobility for International Learning Experiences, which is being administered by the Department...
Coding hat trick for the University of Pretoria
Posted on October 31, 2017
The University of Pretoria has for the first time ever achieved a hat trick for all major programming competitions. The University was ranked first in the Standard Bank IT Impact Challenge, the Catalyst Coding Contest (CCC), and the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC).
Mobile Application Development (MAD) Challenge 2017
Posted on October 25, 2017
The Department of Informatics in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria recently hosted the Mobile Application Development (MAD) Challenge which focusses on application development for mobile phones. The challenge started on 18...
Prof Archie Dick invited to collaborate on the Royal Golden Jubilee PhD program
Posted on October 18, 2017
As an internationally distinguished researcher, Professor Archie Dick, Head of the Department of Information Science and Chairperson of the School of Information Technology at the University of Pretoria was invited to join the Royal Golden Jubilee PhD program under the Thailand Research Fund.
EBIT Students make a difference
Posted on June 13, 2017
The University of Pretoria's commitment to community upliftment is evident in the compulsory JCP module for students in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT).
Innovation Camp successfully hosted by EBIT
Posted on August 17, 2016
The first Innovation Camp hosted by the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) and organised by the Department of Informatics was a huge success.
Zachman Visits Department of Informatics
Posted on August 13, 2016
As one of the activities of the Enterprise Architecture initiative within the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria, John Zachman visited in August 2016 to present a certification workshop as well as a guest lecture.
BANKSETA grant changes the lives of UP students
Posted on May 17, 2016
The Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA) changed the lives of 75 students when it donated R9 million to the University of Pretoria (UP) for student bursaries.
Developing an ethical African information society through education
Posted on June 29, 2015
The evolution of information has brought its own set of challenges and ethical questions, such as questions about ownership, privacy, the ‘digital divide’ and e-waste.
New Fully Funded Masters Programme in Information Technology (M.IT)
Posted on August 30, 2010
Within the School of Information Technology, the Department of Information Science received a special and exciting grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.