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Top Researchers Fight Colony Losses
Kelly Summerfield
Posted on 09 Oct 2012

Prof Christian Pirk from the Department of Zoology & Entomology attended the 5th European conference of Apidology from the 3rd to 7th September 2012 in Halle an der Saale, Germany, where he presented a paper and poster.

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First NRF Winter Research School
Tobile Gqili
Posted on 10 Oct 2011

The National Research Foundation (NRF) hosted their first Winter Research School (WRS) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Saasveld Campus in George (Western Cape) from 24 June to 17 July 2011.

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UP Researchers are the Bee's Knees
Jaco Mare
Posted on 10 Feb 2011

We are pleased to congratulate the UP's Department of Zoology & Entomology team namely Prof. Robin Crewe, Dr. Catherine Sole and Dr. Christian Pirk, who joined hands to contribute to a recent international publication by Springer.

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Research Report 2008 launched
Posted on 27 Oct 2009

The Research Report 2008 has been released.

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Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe achieves citation index status
Posted on 14 Oct 2009

The Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe ISSN 0041-4751, a journal of the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, has been selected for coverage in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)!

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UP’s NSTF Awards finalists!
Posted on 16 Apr 2009

The Research Office wishes to congratulate the following UP researchers who were selected as finalists for the National Science and Technology Forum 2008/9 awards —

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Physics whiz wins S2A3 Bronze Medal
René Bosman
Posted on 10 Feb 2009

Physics student Claudia Zander was awarded the University of Pretoria (UP) 2008 Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science (S2A3) Bronze Medal for the best Master’s level dissertation. The S2A3 bronze medal serves to commend and encourage local science students at Masters level.

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Record number of NRF-rated researchers at UP
René Bosman
Posted on 04 Feb 2009

The number of NRF rated researchers at the University of Pretoria (UP) has increased dramatically over the last year. During 2008, 42 individuals applied for a rating for the first time and 43 applied for re-rating.

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Seal Group receives major financial boost from the NRF
René Bosman
Posted on 03 Feb 2009

The Department of Research Support (DRS) is to be commended for the role that it played in the allocation of a National Research Foundation (NRF) grant in excess of R8 million to the Seal Group, says Prof Marthán Bester of the Mammal Research Institute based in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria (UP).

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University of Pretoria researchers granted huge NRF awards
Posted on 26 Jan 2009

Research Infrastructure Support Programme (RISP) grants totalling more than R5 million were recently awarded to two of the University’s top research teams.

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Atmospheric model development initiative at UP receives the Stanley Jackson Award
Dr Francois Engelbrecht
Posted on 12 Dec 2008

Over the last few years researchers at the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology (GGM) at the University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, have developed a new atmospheric model that can be used to study the processes occurring within thunderstorms at high spatial resolution.

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New study shows southern Africa will become drier
Dr. Francois Engelbrecht
Posted on 12 Dec 2008

In the midst of the debate of a water crisis threatening South Africa, a new climate change study reveals that southern Africa is likely to become drier as a result of Global Warming and associated climate change.

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