Research News

  • 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.

  • 2019 southern right whale aerial survey

    Posted on September 13, 2019

    This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the annual aerial survey of southern right whales conducted by the Whale Unit of the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute (MRI).

  • Prof Marthán Bester wins ZSSA Gold Medal

    Posted on September 02, 2019

    Emeritus Professor Marthán Bester, from the Department of Zoology and Entomology in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP), was awarded the distinguished Gold Medal of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA) at the 39th ZSSA Congress held in...

  • Entomologist wins 2019 Humboldt Alumni Award

    Posted on August 23, 2019

    Dr Abdullahi Yusuf, a researcher in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, was recently awarded a 2019 Humboldt Alumni Award for innovative networking initiatives, conferred on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt’s birth.

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