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  • UP produces interactive app with real-time data on COVID-19 infections

    Posted on April 06, 2020

    A team from the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Statistics in collaboration with other international universities has developed what is believed to be the first interactive app in the country that provides real-time data on COVID-19 using R-Shiny (a statistical software package).

  • Latest T&[email protected] Bulletin (2020) now available

    Posted on February 06, 2020

    Latest T&[email protected] Bulletin (2020) now available

  • NAS celebrates excellence in teaching

    Posted on December 16, 2019

    What started off as a departmental initiative grew exponentially and culminated in an awards ceremony where excellence in teaching was celebrated at Faculty level. At the last [email protected] event for 2019, cluster awards in all four clusters (Biological Sciences, Food and Agricultural Sciences,...

  • NATHouse scooped up more than a handful of awards

    Posted on October 25, 2019

    Not only did NATHouse win six awards at the annual Day and Faculty House Awards Ceremony hosted by the Division of Student Development (DSD) recently, but their Faculty Guardian, Dr Quenton Kritzinger, was also awarded as the Faculty Guardian of the Year. He also received this award in 2017.

  • Prof Barend Erasmus appointed as new Dean for NAS

    Posted on October 02, 2019

    Professor Barend Erasmus has been appointed as the Dean in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria (UP) from 1 October 2019.

  • Statistics – ‘A discipline in crisis’

    Posted on July 30, 2019

    While the rest of the world is experiencing the so-called golden age of statistics, it has been declared a discipline in crisis by the South African Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation, said Professor Andriëtte Bekker, Head of the Department of Statistics at...

  • First Soapbox at NAS with two renowned academics

    Posted on April 05, 2019

    Two seasoned academics from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS), Prof Jan Verschoor (Biochemistry) and Prof Wentzel Schoeman (Chemistry) recently gave their own unique flavour to the term ‘soapbox’.

  • Latest T&[email protected] Bulletin (2019) now available

    Posted on February 04, 2019

    The second issue of the 2019 NAS T&L Bulletin was officially launched on 1 February 2019. According to Dr Rory Biggs from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, one of the editorial members of the Bulletin, "The T&[email protected] Bulletin aims to be a forum for sharing thoughts,...

  • Best undergraduate lecturers honoured in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

    Posted on December 10, 2018

    On the occasion of the annual breakfast hosted by the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences on 29 November 2018, the winner of the award for Best First-year Lecturer, as well as the winner of the newly introduced award for Best Lecturer for Senior Courses were announced. The first of the...

  • SARChI Chair in Biostatistics to address public health issues

    Posted on September 13, 2018

    A Research Chair in Biostatistics, which will focus on solving inter-disciplinary health problems in Africa, such as tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, cancer, substance abuse and Ebola, was launched recently at the University of Pretoria.

  • ‘Lecturers should infuse statistics curriculum with data science’

    Posted on June 08, 2018

    Teaching of Statistics within a Data Science and Advance Analytics Paradigm was the title of a workshop presented from 30 May to 1 June 2018 by the Department of Statistics at the University of Pretoria (UP).

  • Nick de Beer recognised as Best First-year Lecturer in NAS

    Posted on December 12, 2017

    Mr Nick de Beer, a lecturer in Chemistry in the Faculty of Natural- and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria, was voted the Best First-year Lecturer in the Faculty on 1 December 2017.

  • Fhatuwani Nemakhavhani – the first black female actuary from UP

    Posted on December 11, 2017

    'Don’t let your background determine your future. You should dream big and not be scared to venture into new territories.' These are the inspirational words of Miss Fhatuwani Nemakhavhani who recently became the first black female actuary from the University of Pretoria (UP).

  • Theodor Loots: Hope never disappoints

    Posted on September 07, 2017

    Dr Theodor Loots, the first blind man to obtain a master's degree in Mathematical Statistics with distinction, recently also completed a PhD in this field and graduated from the University of Pretoria on Wednesday, 6 September 2017.

  • SARChI Research Day

    Posted on August 16, 2017

    SARChI Research Day

  • Spatial Statistical modelling workshop

    Posted on July 26, 2017

    Spatial Statistical modelling workshop

  • Mathematical Models and Methods in Bioengineering and Biosciences Chair renewed

    Posted on July 25, 2017

    Prof Jacek Banasiak, the Chair holder of the DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Mathematical Models and Methods in Bioengineering and Biosciences (M3B2) at the University of Pretoria recently received the good news that the Chair was successful in its bid for another five-year cycle.

  • Science affords you the opportunity to ask questions

    Posted on May 31, 2017

    More than 60 prizes and trophies were awarded to the top students in the Faculty at the Annual Outstanding Achievers Function for students of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, which took place earlier this month.

  • Academic excellence in the BCom Hons degree

    Posted on May 31, 2017

    Cairstine de Kock was awarded by the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences for her academic excellence in the BCom Hons degree.

  • 2017 April Graduation

    Posted on April 25, 2017

    Congratulations to our students that graduated on Friday 21 April. We are proud of your achievements.

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