Oversharing in the time of selfies
Have you ever overshared online? You may also be making yourself guilty of ‘sharenting’ if you’re using social media to track your children’s movements. Amanda du Preez, Professor of Visual Culture Studies at the University of Pretoria, examines how rapidly evolving social media-use patterns are changing the ways in... Read more
UP to launch online programme in sectional title management in 2019
The Introductory Programme in Sectional Title Management – a ground-breaking online programme specifically developed for the sectional title industry – will be launched in 2019. Developed by the Department of Construction Economics at the University of Pretoria (UP) in collaboration with the National Association of Managing Agents (NAMA) and... Read more
University of Pretoria academic wins Global Young Research Award
The University of Pretoria extends its congratulations to Dr Taryn Bond-Barnard of the UP Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM), who’s been honoured with this year’s Global Young Researcher Award in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The award is administered by the International Project Management Association (IPMA), one of two... Read more
UP Law publications ranked top 200 in the world
The 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which was released on 15 August 2018 by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, indicates that the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria, based on publications, are ranked top 151 to 200 in the world.   This is an impressive feat, given the fact that as of... Read more
UP economics PhD graduate taught herself matric higher maths
Tumisang Loate taught herself higher grade maths when she was in grade 12. This week, she became Dr Loate when she was awarded her PhD in Economics at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciencesgraduation ceremony. In her matric year, Dr Loate was one of a small... Read more
University of Pretoria dominates list of South Africa’s top 100 tertiary students
After receiving thousands of entries from across the country and putting entrants through a rigorous four-phase judging process, South Africa’s top 100 university students have been named. With 30 entries, students from the University of Pretoria dominate the list. The GradStar programme, sponsored by DHL, IBM, Comair, Accenture, Fasken and... Read more
Dr Alisa Phulukdaree: Making a difference in the lives of others
The loss of both her parents to cardiovascular disease ignited Dr Alisa Phulukdaree’s interest in this area of research: she wanted to gain a better understanding of the underlying risk factors of heart disease. While at university, Dr Phulukdaree found a great passion in asking the intricate research questions... Read more
Invitation to apply for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence
The African Union Commission (AUC) calls on scientists from the African Union (AU) member states to apply for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE). Officially launched in 2008, the AUKNASE programme seeks to raise the profile and role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in... Read more
UP only local university to improve its position in global ranking
The University of Pretoria (UP) has been included in the top 500 universities in this year’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) results. It is one of only four South African universities to be included. UP is also the only South African university to have improved its position. The... Read more
South African publication on SDGs launched
The South African SDG Hub, hosted by the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL) at the University of Pretoria (UP), recently launched an SDG publication, aimed at strengthening partnerships between state and non-state actors that are interested in the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is believed... Read more