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UP awarded status as MRC collaborative centre for malaria research
Ansa Heyl
Posted on 30 Oct 2014

The Medical Research Council (MRC) invited higher education institutions, science councils and registered non-profit research organisations in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to submit applications to become part of their new initiative, MRC Collaborating Centres for Malaria Research. The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC) recently received word that their application has been successful. The network of MRC collaborating centres for malaria research will collectively provide a multidisciplinary approach to malaria research; synergise efforts on malaria research to achieve common goals; and facilitate scientific collaboration among malaria researchers in Southern Africa.

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Breast cancer is not a death sentence
Ansa Heyl
Posted on 29 Oct 2014

In South Africa, one in 29 women is diagnosed with breast cancer each year. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many do not take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages and to encourage others to do the same. Most of us dread ever hearing the words, “You have cancer”, because this disease is sure to have a significant impact on all areas of a person’s life. Ms Jonita van Wyk, who graduated earlier this year with a master’s degree in Social Work (Health Care) in the Department of Social Work and Criminology at the University of Pretoria (UP), conducted research on the social functioning of women with breast cancer, under the supervision of Dr Charlene Carbonatto.

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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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Faculty of Law introduces an MPhil degree in Medical Law and Ethics as from January 2015
Prof Pieter Carstens / Elzet Hurter
Posted on 28 Oct 2014

The Centre for Medicine and Law in the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, is proud to announce the introduction of an MPhil degree in Medical Law and Ethics. The course will be available as from 2015, and will consist of three new postgraduate modules, namely Theory and practice of medical law and medical ethics, Access to health care and medical malpractice litigation and Medico-legal issues.

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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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UP’s Exceptional Young Researcher of 2014 delivers findings to an international audience
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 23 Oct 2014

Prof Darryn Knobel is providing great insight into the control and foreseeable elimination of rabies. He recently presented his work at the 39th World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Congress held in Cape Town. Prof Knobel leads UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science’s research group on dog population ecology and rabies epidemiology, which studies the ecology of owned, free-roaming dog populations in resource-constrained communities, particularly at wildlife interfaces. The group's aim is to better understand the interactions between dog population dynamics and rabies control, as well as other aspects of dog health and welfare.

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Research published on challenges in South Africa’s rural education
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 22 Oct 2014

An article about research partnerships in the South African rural education community, co-authored by four staff members in the Faculty of Education of the University of Pretoria (UP), will appear in the January 2015 edition of the acclaimed journal, Teaching and Teacher Education.

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Centre for Intellectual Property Law hosts Faculty's second annual Prestige Lecture
Prof Steve Cornelius
Posted on 22 Oct 2014

Prof Esmé du Plessis, former partner and currently senior consultant at Adams & Adams and extraordinary professor in the Department of Private Law at the University of Pretoria, presented the Faculty's second annual Prestige Lecture on “Dynamics of Intellectual Property Law: Interfaces with other areas of law”.

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Living Lab for Innovative Teaching Research established in UP’s Faculty of Education
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 21 Oct 2014

The Living Lab for Innovative Teaching Research at the University of Pretoria (LLITUP), a research unit aimed at interdisciplinary research collaboration in teaching and learning, was launched at UP’s Groenkloof Library Research Commons on 17 October 2014.

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