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Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

The hopes of South Africa rests, to a very large extent, on developments in Science, Engineering and Technology. The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences aims to provide leadership in the fields of basic natural sciences and mathematics. It has substantial records of research achievement. High quality of undergraduate and postgraduate education is offered and involvement in a variety of community projects contribute to excellence provided by the Faculty.



Pay more with Nuclear... - 16/09/2014
From Department of Physics

Professor Steven Thomas from the University of Greenwich, London will address some of the underlying questions with regards to nuclear costs and affordability in a lecture on Wednesday 17 September.

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UP to collaborate on project to address hunger and undernutrition - 16/09/2014
From Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being

The University of Pretoria (UP) will be one of the institutions collaborating in a series of projects representing the best ideas and strategies from around the world to address hunger and undernutrition in some of the world’s most unforgiving agricultural regions. The selected projects, which will be funded by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet, will contribute towards improving food security, household resilience and private-sector growth in Ethiopia, Senegal and Niger through the enhancement of production and value-added product development.

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National Research Foundation honours two professors for their A-ratings - 15/09/2014
From Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

Prof Brenda Wingfield and her husband, Prof Mike Wingfield received acknowledgement from the NRF for their A-ratings.

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Whistling a different tune - 12/09/2014
From Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

Humans greet each other by name. Bottlenose dolphins do much the same - they just each whistle their own tune. A recent study reveals Africa’s wild bottlenose dolphins use unique whistles to address each other.

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Prof John Taylor Delivered a Keynote Lecture at IUFoST Congress - 12/09/2014
From Department of Food Science

Prof John Taylor, a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology, delivered a Keynote lecture on “Developments in improving the quality of gluten-free bread made from non-wheat cereals through modification of their starch and protein properties”.

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