UP the first SA institution to partner with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
The University of Pretoria (UP) has partnered with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), in Russia, in order to strengthen the University’s research efforts into nuclear sciences and related disciplines. The relationship between UP and the JINR was formalised at a ceremony held for the signing of a... Read more
UP master’s student wins South African Chemical Institute’s James Moir Medal
Wiehan Rudolph, a master’s student in Analytical and Natural Product Chemistry at the University of Pretoria (UP), has recently been awarded the James Moir Medal. The South African Chemical Institute (SACI) annually awards this medal to the best BSc Honours student in Chemistry at each tertiary institution in the... Read more
Pan African Cancer Research Institute at UP highlights importance of community cancer centres, prevention
The Pan African Cancer Research Institute (PACRI) has hit the ground running after successfully hosting its inaugural lecture series on “the key role of cancer centres for improving prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer”. The international series, which recently hosted University of Nottingham Centre for Cancer Sciences Director... Read more
NSFAS appeals process for returning students open
The appeals process for NSFAS students rejected for funding is now open. Students who were funded in 2019 and were rejected for funding in 2020 for various reasons or students whose financial situation has changed from 30 November 2019 and have not applied for NSFAS in 2019 can appeal... Read more
Notice to students regarding NSFAS private accommodation 2020 (UPDATED)
On 20 January 2020, a notice was published on the University of Pretoria (UP) website to inform students of the new NSFAS allowances for 2020. In line with instructions contained in a letter from the Director-General in the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology (DHET) on 20 January... Read more
Future Africa Director Prof Cheikh Mbow leads UP delegation to Japan to drive Africa-Asia collaboration
A delegation from the University of Pretoria (UP) composed of the Director of Future Africa Professor Cheikh Mbow, Dr Farai Kapfudzaruwa (International Strategic Partnerships office) and Professor Masafumi Nagao (visiting Professor at Future Africa) visited Japan from 20-24 January to initiate and deepen existing partnerships with Japanese institutions. This... Read more
University of Pretoria’s Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering ranked number one in South Africa
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering has been ranked number one in South Africa by the Minerals Education Trust Fund (METF) for 2019. The METF was established by the minerals and mining industry in South Africa, with a view to bolstering universities’ activities... Read more
UP-US forum on Africa’s digital economy
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Future Africa campus, in partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce’s US-Africa Business Center and Microsoft, recently hosted a multi-partner forum on digital drivers that could grow Africa’s digital economy. The forum, themed “Digital Drivers: Enabling the Growth of Africa’s Digital Economy”, aimed “to... Read more
DAAD in-region scholarships for South Africans
The DAAD awards funding to sub-Saharan African students for Master’s or PhD degrees in their home country or in another Sub-Saharan African country outside their home country. These in-region scholarships lead to mobility of researchers between sub-Saharan African countries and capacity building at African universities. In South Africa, for... Read more
UP VC encourages students & wider community to donate to student drive
University of Pretoria Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe visited Pretoria’s Menlyn Park mall on Thursday 14 February to make a personal donation to Tuks FM and Menlyn Mall’s #Back2Varsity campaign. The initiative, which kicked off on 11 February and ends on 3 March, is aimed at providing students from... Read more