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UP has a new NRF A1-rated researcher
DUR
Posted on 29 Oct 2014

Prof Yves van der Peer, the University of Pretoria’s most recent recipient of an A rating by the NRF, is a leading academic from the University of Ghent in Belgium and one of the world’s foremost bio-informaticians.

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University of Pretoria initiates a relationship with the University of Antwerp
DUR
Posted on 28 Oct 2014

Delegates from the Belgian University of Antwerp visited the University of Pretoria following the launch of the fifth edition of the Erasmus Mundus EUROSA programme in Durban.

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Bumper Year for the Southern Right Whale calves
DUR
Posted on 27 Oct 2014

The Mammal Research Institute of the University of Pretoria recently conducted the annual survey of the Southern Cape’s Right whale population in the coast between Nature’s Valley and Muizenberg, Western Cape.

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The more termites, the merrier the aardwolves
DUR
Posted on 08 Oct 2014

What do aardwolves and whales have in common? Both are extremely picky eaters, to the point of only feeding on one foodstuff over and over again. As is the case with some whales and the plankton they eat, aardwolves will rather eat less than diversify their menus to include anything other than their favourite termites.

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UP celebrates the beginning of a new era for TuksSport High School
DUR
Posted on 08 Oct 2014

Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), turned the sod at the start of construction of a new building for TuksSport High School at the University of Pretoria’s LC de Villiers Sports Grounds. This milestone, made possible by a donation from the Athletics Foundation Trust, was celebrated by the staff from UP’s High Performance Centre and TuksSport.

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UP to collaborate on project to address hunger and undernutrition
Ansa Heyl
Posted on 12 Sep 2014

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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UP professor honoured with lifetime achievement award
Ansa Heyl
Posted on 05 Aug 2014

The Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government awards programme has for several years been recognised as the pre-eminent recognition platform for women. The programme recognises the contribution of women across a range of sectors and is a credible identifier of women in business and government who consistently exercise a positive influence on our continent. On Wednesday, 30 July 2014, UP’s Prof Carolina Koornhof received a Country Lifetime Achievement award for Education and Training: Academic at an event that brought together women who have made a difference to the African business community through their outstanding contributions.

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