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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
WITS and Biovac partner to develop skills to produce viral vectored vaccines in South Africa
Demonstrating that South Africa has the capability and the skills resources to tackle serious health problems, WITS University’s Antiviral Gene Therapy Research Unit, with WITS Enterprise acting on its behalf, has partnered with Cape Town based bio-pharmaceutical company Biovac to develop skills capacity to produceviral vectored vaccines in South... 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
Prof Stephanie Burton marks a milestone as UP’s Vice-Principal of Research
Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe recently hosted a farewell cocktail party at the Future Africa institute and campus to honour Professor Stephanie Burton – but do not for one minute think she is leaving the employ of the University of Pretoria. Far from it. Nor is she even... Read more
University of Pretoria (UP) scientists Professor Tahir Pillay and Professor Celia Abolnik were part of teams that won prizes in the annual Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation Competition, run by the Innovation Hub and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. The prizes were awarded in the Biosciences category. Prof Pillay,... Read more
Distinguished Visiting Professor Jarkko Saarinen awarded The Order of the White Rose of Finland
Professor Jarkko Saarinen, a Distinguished Visiting Professor within the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), and a Professor of Geography, at the University of Oulu, Finland has been awarded with The Order of the White Rose of Finland, the prestigious honour granted for military as well... Read more
UP’s Faculty of Law celebrates youngest current UP professor
The Faculty of Law (UP Law) at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently announced the promotion of colleagues to higher academic rank. Among the successful candidates is UP law alumnus and scholar, Dr Joel Modiri, whose promotion to associate professor as from 1 January 2021 will also make him the... Read more
Towards herd immunity from Covid-19: Costing a vaccine strategy for South Africa
This article examines and estimates the financial implications of a vaccine strategy with a goal of achieving herd immunity. It takes account of the roll-out phases identified by the Department of Health and vaccine prices available in the public domain. It finds that such a programme is affordable and... Read more

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