University of Pretoria Law professor awarded prestigious Fulbright Research Grant
The University of Pretoria’s Professor Dire Tladi, a lecturer in the Department of Public Law and a fellow at the Institute for Comparative and International Law in Africa, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Research Grant, and is currently a Global Visiting Professor in Law at the University of California, Irvine.... Read more
University of Pretoria VC & Principal gives registration process thumbs-up
Professor Tawana Kupe, the new Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, paid a visit to the university’s Hillcrest campus on Tuesday to talk to students and staff and ensure that the ongoing registration process is running smoothly. UP’s online registration process started on 3 January for senior... Read more
Chemistry Nobel laureate offers advice to UP academics and students
The University of Pretoria was proud to host 2016 Chemistry Nobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart recently, when he spoke at UP’s Future Africa campus. In his lecture, Sir Fraser said that, to be successful as academics, teachers should prioritise their students’ needs and put them ahead of their own.... Read more
Meet David Kabwa, newly elected University of Pretoria SRC President
“For as long as I can remember, when growing up I was the kid in the playground that would organise everyone together to make sure no one was left out. I was a class rep in high school, the youngest-ever Head Boy in that school. I was Head Boy... Read more
UP’s Zanele Mahlangu chosen for prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship
Zanele Mahlangu (23), a Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of Pretoria, is the only South African chosen as a Schwarzman Scholar to pursue a one-year master’s degree in China in 2020. Launched in 2016, the scholarship is designed to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century.... Read more
Open Access: UP hosts panel discussion on making research available to all
A panel discussion held at the University of Pretoria earlier this year debated the $25 billion (R356 billion) turnover flowing into for-profit publishers of academic research. After a very vibrant and interactive discussion, all participants and delegates agreed that the universal open access model is preferable to the traditional... Read more
UP Law student becomes member of space advisory council
The University of Pretoria’s Ruvimbo Samanga, a final-year LLB student and BA Law cum laude graduate, recently became a member of the Women in Aerospace Africa Committee, and that of the Austria-based Space Generation Advisory Council. The advisory council is a global organisation that aims to bring the views... Read more
University of Pretoria AFMA feed mill research facility on the rise
A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the University of Pretoria (UP) and the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association of South Africa (AFMA) to the value of R50 million for the establishment of a feed mill research facility was officially signed on 11 December 2018.This agreement paves the way for the establishment... Read more
Key African players in digital finance take centre stage at international UP colloquium
Former Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel was the keynote speaker at a colloquium on African innovation in digital finance recently held at the University of Pretoria. The event brought together African innovators in the field of digital finance as well as academics from various disciplines within the humanities to... Read more
Disability Rights conference reveals barriers to inclusive education
There is a lack of coherent information on how many disabled children there are in South Africa, where they come from, and where they live. This emerged at this year’s Disability Rights in Africa Conference, held for the sixth time at the University of Pretoria. Dr Nkatha Murungi, Assistant... Read more