Expert on self-determination theory visits Faculty of Education
Posted on 23 May 2012
Professor Christopher Niemiec from the University of Rochester, an established scholar and expert on self-determination theory, is visiting the Department of Educational Psychology between 22 and 28 May 2011.
AmaTuks: Vice-Chancellor on ‘momentous event’
Posted on 28 May 2012
The University of Pretoria had not been prepared for the overwhelming response to its senior football team’s promotion to the Premier Soccer League, said the UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, on Wednesday at an AmaTuks tribute function.
Prof Millar published in prestigious journal
Posted on 24 May 2012
Prof Robert (Bob) Millar, Director of the Mammal Research Institute in the Department of Zoology and Entomology has not only published over 350 papers which have received over 10 000 citations but he also recently published two articles in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine which is ranked highest amongst all scientific journals, having an impact factor of 47.
Child Law advocate receives World's Children's Honorary Award
Posted on 24 May 2012
On Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 50 children from 15 countries paid tribute to the heroes of millions of children during an award ceremony at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, Sweden. Prof Ann Skelton (South Africa), Anna Mollel (Tanzania) and Sakena Yacoobi (Afghanistan) received their awards from the children and HM Queen Silvia of Sweden.
TuksAthletics dominates SA Junior Team
Posted on 22 May 2012
A final team of 31 athletes have been announced to represent South Africa at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain, from 10–15 July 2012. TuksAthletics contributed no fewer than ten athletes to the team, which includes Gerhard de Beer, bronze medal winner at the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championships.
Public seminar: Minister Trevor Manuel on South Africa’s future
Shirley de Villiers
Posted on 21 May 2012
The Department of Political Sciences and the Institute for Strategic and Political Affairs at the University of Pretoria is hosting a seminar on a planned future for South Africa, to be presented by Minister Trevor Manuel on Monday, 4 June 2012.
UP appoints international expert in Genomics
Posted on 18 May 2012
Prof Don Cowan, an international researcher of note and the former Director of the Institute Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) was appointed from 1 May to lead the newly established Centre for Genomics at the University of Pretoria. The Centre is essentially a virtual platform that facilitates and hosts the Institutional Research Theme (IRT) for Genomics.