Celebration function for TuksAthletics and TuksCricket
Posted on 22 May 2014
On 21 May 2014, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, hosted a celebratory function at LC de Villiers Sports Grounds to honour the University’s athletics and cricket clubs for their exceptional performances during the past seasons. Both clubs won all their inter-university competitions in 2013 and 2014, with TuksCricket also winning the National Club Championships for the third consecutive year.
Learners encouraged to study architecture
Posted on 21 May 2014
Details about the study field of architecture (including interior architecture and landscape architecture) are not well known among South African learners and as a result, a relatively small number elect to pursue a degree in architecture. To address this challenge the Department of Architecture at the University of Pretoria (UP) embarked on a drive to increase awareness of the field, and also to increase the intake of black students.
World-class student facility inaugurated at the University of Pretoria
Posted on 19 May 2014
Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, described last week’s official opening of a new dining hall facility, TuksMonate, as good news for the University. ‘This is a good-news story for the University of Pretoria, as … [it has brought to] fruition … a long process [to] which many people contributed,’ she said.
Tuks FM takes on the world
Posted on 19 May 2014
Radio stations from around the world competed in the World Radio Challenge from 6 to 9 May 2014. The challenge consisted of various student radio stations contending for the best radio programme and the longest broadcast. The challenge was the first of its kind and focused on a youth-based global networking channel in order to create content for listeners from their own country and listeners from across the world.
UP celebrates National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) nominations for BHP Billiton Awards
Posted on 16 May 2014
The University of Pretoria takes pride in the fact that seven of its academics are finalists for the BHP Billiton Awards of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF). These awards are given to academics in recognition of excellence in various fields, namely scientific research, technology, innovation, education, management, capacity building and communication.
UP Centre for Human Rights contributes to 55th ordinary session of African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 15 May 2014
The Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law made a contribution to the 55th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights recently held in Luanda, Angola by sending a statement on the situation of human rights in Africa.
UP’s Exceptional Achievers
Posted on 14 May 2014
The University held its Exceptional Academic Achievers recognition evening recently. Awards for Exceptional Academic Achievers, Exceptional Young Researchers and the Teaching Excellence and Innovation Laureate Awards were presented.
Ion Torrent™ Sequencing facility making its mark
Posted on 13 May 2014
The UP Ion Torrent™ sequencing facility, currently in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, occupies three of the top eight international ranking spots for data output from an Ion Torrent™ PGM™ sequencing run. This grants the facility the highest overall profile on the ranking list for any single laboratory.
Human rights students add their voices to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign
Posted on 12 May 2014
The 2014 LLM/MPhil (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) class has added their voice to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign by producing a Pan-African video in support of the girls, their parents, families and the Nigerian people.