As an institution of higher learning, the University of Pretoria through its nine faculties and student voluntary organizations are positioned to use its skill- and knowledge base to empower and assist communities in their development ventures.
The UP sees Community Engagement as a key priority, entrenched in our strategic objectives and in our vision- and mission statements. The UP further strives to be responsive to the changing South African environment in all spheres of society, the SADC region, the African continent and the global community.
At UP, Community Engagement is treated as an integral part of teaching and learning, and research; voluntary work done by students and institutional responsibilities. The focus is particularly on areas where the University has proven competencies that can enhance development and capacity building in identified communities.
The department of Community Engagement is located @:
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UP Professor awarded UNESCO-UNU Chair - 11/03/2014
Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti, associate professor in the department of Political Sciences and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at UP, has been appointed as Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People by UNESCO in collaboration with the United Nations University.
Tuks Camerata gets high recognition - 07/03/2014
Michael Barrett, composer and conductor of the University of Pretoria’s 71-member Tuks Camerata student choir, has been paid the high compliment of having one of his works published by the biggest international distributor of choral music.
Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution - 05/03/2014
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.