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Assaf gold medals for Profs Hofman, Mbembe
ASSAf annually awards ASSAf Science-for-Society Gold Medals for outstanding achievement in scientific thinking to the benefit of society. In 2022, the awards were presented to two eminent scientists, Prof Karin Hofman and Prof Achille Mbembe.  Prof Karen Hofman is a Research Professor and founding Director of the SAMRC Centre for Health Economics and Decision... Read more
WBS signs agreement with African Energy Chamber to advance in energy sector
Wits Business School’s African Energy Leadership Centre (AELC) has signed a three-year agreement with the African Energy Chamber (AEC) (https://EnergyChamber.org/) with the aim of advancing the growth and development of the energy sector in Africa, as well as championing access to power for all Africans in a bid to... Read more
UP Vice-Chancellor Prof Tawana Kupe awarded honorary doctorate by University of Montpellier
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Tawana Kupe, was awarded an honorary doctorate (doctor honoris causa) by the University of Montpellier at a special ceremony in Montpellier, France, on Thursday, 7 October. This is Prof Kupe’s second honorary doctorate, following one awarded to him by Michigan... Read more
UP confers honorary doctorates on jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim and ‘Generations’ creator Mfundi Vundla
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Humanities conferred honorary doctorates (honoris causa) on internationally renowned jazz musician Abdullah Ibrahim and playwright/ television producer Mfundi Vundla during a virtual ceremony on 3 May as part of its autumn 2021 graduation session. “The arts play a vital role in holding... Read more
UP part of global team that reveals behaviour of magnetic fields around black holes
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration – which produced the first-ever image of a black hole and of which the University of Pretoria (UP) is an associate institute – has revealed a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: what it looks like... Read more
UP named top design institution in Africa and Middle East
The Information Design division at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) School of the Arts has been ranked the number one design education institution in Africa and the Middle East by the Loeries. The ranking is based on the 2020 Loerie Awards, the winners of which were recently announced. The Loerie Awards and its... Read more
Dr Gina Chowa received prestigious research from University of North Carolina
Dr Gina Chowa, CSDA Research Associate has been named the Johnson-Howard-Adair Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work. This endowed professorship recognises a leading scholar whose work is focused on the impact and influence of poverty on individuals, families... Read more
UP domestic leader in four subjects in 2021 QS World University Rankings
The University of Pretoria (UP) is the domestic leader in the fields of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mathematics, Accounting & Finance, and Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies. This is according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. The rankings, which were released earlier this week, noted that... Read more
University of Pretoria partners with France-South Africa Cross-Acceleration Programme to benefit small businesses
The technology business incubator TuksNovation at the University of Pretoria (UP) has partnered with the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), a public institution dedicated to higher education, research and innovation in engineering and digital technology, and their business incubators in a Cross-Acceleration Exchange Programme. This programme between South Africa and France... Read more
University of Pretoria researchers receive prestigious grants for cutting-edge cancer research
Two University of Pretoria (UP) researchers are among nine researchers in South Africa who have received funding grants from the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) as part of the Strategic Health Innovation Partnerships (SHIP) programme. The grants are worth approximately R3 million each and are to be used... Read more

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