UP Zoology prof part of study that finds hummingbirds drop body temperature to near freezing point to survive cold nights
Posted on September 22, 2020
A University of Pretoria professor of zoology was part of a team that recently published a study that reveals that tiny hummingbirds living in the Andes Mountains in Peru drop their body temperature from 40°C to 3.3°C, near freezing point, to survive bitterly cold nights. “It is the...
Spotting the right whale for conservation
Posted on September 18, 2020
The Whale Unit of the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute (MRI) will be conducting its 41st annual southern right whale photo-identification aerial survey in September 2020.
UP academics part of research paper that attempts to identify the causes of elephant die-off in Botswana
Posted on August 05, 2020
Scientists from South Africa and Pakistan have pooled their expertise in an effort to understand why more than 350 elephants in Botswana have died in just two months.
PhD student wins writing competition
Posted on March 12, 2020
Quentin Guignard, a PhD student in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, recently won a writing competition held in conjunction with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB) and The Conversation Africa. His cash prize of R30 000 will...
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,...
Official opening of shared research lab’s new home supports interdisciplinary research at UP
Posted on December 16, 2019
“Interdisciplinary research is a key competency for research-intensive universities such as the University of Pretoria, and we need to enable and amplify interdisciplinary research programmes so that we develop the capacity to respond meaningfully to global change challenges.” These...
UP’s Faculty of Law scores first for Africa with third consecutive year in THE global top 100 university subject rankings
Posted on November 12, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Law has for the third consecutive year been ranked in Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2020 survey of the Top 100 World University Rankings by subject. This achievement is unparalleled in South Africa and Africa.
Results of 2019 annual aerial survey for southern right whales
Posted on October 14, 2019
The 2019 survey observed the second lowest number of right whales along our shores in October since 1995.