Senate Conference

Welcome to the official website of the University of Pretoria's Senate Conference. This prestigious event, held annually at the beginning of the academic year, serves as a vital platform for intellectual reflection and strategic planning, guiding the university's academic and research agenda for the year ahead.

Aim of the Conference

The primary aim of the Senate Conference is to reflect on and interrogate new developments pertaining to the university's academic projects. This includes a deeper engagement with key aspects of the academic mission:

  • Teaching and Learning: Evaluating current practices and exploring innovative approaches to enhance the educational experience.
  • Research: Discussing new research initiatives, collaborations and strategies to advance knowledge and discovery.
  • Community Engagement: Strengthening the university's connection with the community and ensuring that its work has a positive societal impact.

Key Highlights of the Conference

  • Strategic Discussions: In-depth discussions on academic policies, research initiatives, and community engagement strategies.
  • Future Planning: Long-term planning sessions to ensure the university remains at the forefront of academic excellence and innovation.
  • Networking Opportunities: A platform for academic staff, researchers and partners to network, collaborate and share insights.

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