Prof Kenneth Ozoemena ranked in top 1% of world’s chemists
Based on his citation rate, Prof Kenneth Ozoemena, an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Chemistry, was ranked in the world's top 1% of chemists. This is according to the Essential Science Indicators of ISI Thomson Reuters and is based on journal article citation rates.
Another impressive ‘first in Africa’ project for the University of Pretoria: a virtual reality centre for Mining Design that will change the face of teaching. It is a dream that started late 2011, come true.
Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution
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.
University of Pretoria partners with The MasterCard Foundation in providing financial assistance to needy students
The University of Pretoria is the first academic institution in South Africa to partner with The MasterCard Foundation to provide financial aid to academically talented students from different parts of the SADC region.