UP receives a collection of books to enhance theology and science debates
Posted on 09 Apr 2013
The University of Pretoriaís Faculty of Theology has received a collection of 224 books from the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) Library Project in Cambridge (UK). The books will contribute to debates and research in the fields of science and religion in the Faculty.
Triplet medical doctors graduate from the University of Pretoria
Posted on 09 Apr 2013
Triplet sisters Elana, Carla and Marli van Heerden graduated together as medical practitioners at the University of Pretoriaís autumn graduation ceremonies.
The sisters were born in Pretoria and matriculated from Helpmekaar College in Johannesburg in 2006. Each of the sisters obtained seven distinctions. In 2007 they registered for the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) programme at the University of Pretoria.
New home for the Mammal Research Institute (MRI) and Mathematics
Posted on 08 Apr 2013
ďIn order to develop research and postgraduate education at the University, we need to create an enabling environment for our staff and students. The opening of the new home for the MRI and Mathematics in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is an excellent example of our commitment to this goal.
UP awards honorary doctorate of literature to Prof Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele
Posted on 04 Apr 2013
Prof Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele added to his impressive list of honorary doctorates and awards this week when he received a Doctor Literatum (honoris causa) from the University of Pretoria (UP).
The accomplished author and academic was inaugurated as Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in November last year. A glance at his curriculum vitae explains the reasons for UPís Faculty of Humanities bestowing its highest accolade upon Ndebele.
Graduate Research Hub: roadmap to postgraduate success
Posted on 28 Mar 2013
The Department of Research and Innovation Support (DRIS) introduced a new initiative, namely the Graduate Research Hub, at a function on Thursday, 14 March 2013 for postgraduate students. The function was attended by masterís and doctoral students from various departments at the University.
Professor Burton, Vice-Principal: Research and Postgraduate Education at the University of Pretoria, informed students about the endless opportunities available in the world of academia and reminded them about all that can be achieved with a masterís or doctoral degree.
Portuguese language and teacher training at University of Pretoria
Posted on 26 Mar 2013
Of the top ten principal mother tongues in the world, Portuguese ranks fifth and is of considerable strategic importance to South Africa, especially due to the proximity of Lusophone countries like Mozambique and Angola and a strong relationship with Brazil. In addition, Portuguese is one of the official languages of SADC, the African Union, the European Union and the United Nations.