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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.

 

News

Energetics gives new insight into the decline of cheetahs - 18/11/2014
From Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

An acclaimed international study looking into new reasons behind the dwindling numbers of cheetah in southern Africa had its inception at the University of Pretoria. Before this study, it was commonly thought that cheetah numbers were declining partly as a result of larger predators stealing their prey, thus lessening the availability of food and forcing them to expend more energy in search of food. However, a recent study offers new insight into why cheetahs may become vulnerable with regard to their energy levels, which could affect their general health and well-being and result in their ultimate decline.

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Chemistry postgraduate student wins prize - 14/11/2014
From Department of Chemistry

Cara Slabbert, a PhD student, received the third prize in the Chemistry session of the annual Studentesimposium hosted by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (SAAWK).

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Department of Chemistry seminar: 28 November 2014 - 14/11/2014
From Department of Chemistry

Simulated surface and intercalated water absorption of Natural Graphite: A Thermal Conductivity model by Mr. Angelos Yiannou, UP

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Excellence in teaching acknowledged for 2014 - 10/11/2014
From Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

At the annual Bosberaad of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Prof Izak Broere, Chairperson of the Adjudication Panel announced the winners of the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the Award for Adding Value to Teaching.

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Crypto Giants lend a helping hand - 04/11/2014
From Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

At the beginning of the academic year the Crypto Giants decided to give back to the community what they have gained from the initiative. They did this by starting within the Department because as the saying goes: “Charity begins at home.”

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