Twin taxonomic appointments on international commissions for two UP microbiologists
Two staff members of the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and researchers associated with FABI, were recently elected to serve on the international bodies governing bacterial and fungal taxonomy.
On 9 September 2014, UPís Department of Chemical Engineering hosted the launch of the Sedibeng Water Chair in Water Utilisation Engineering. This is a research collaboration initiative between UP and Sedibeng Water. It was attended by key industry players and UP staff. Key addresses were delivered by UPís Prof Roelf Sandenbergh, Prof Philip de Vaal, Prof Evans Chirwa and Mr R Takalani, Director: Corporate Services and Acting Chief Executive from Sedibeng Water.
Prof Stella Nkomo receives special recognition award from the National Research Foundation (NRF)
Professor Stella Nkomo, Deputy Dean for Research and Post-Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has been granted the NRF award 'Champion of Research Capacity Development at South African Higher Education Institutions' for 2014.
UP Professors receive A-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF)
Prof Brenda Wingfield, the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Prof Mike Wingfield from the Universityís Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) have both received an A-rating from the NRF.