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Attending a top South African university can set graduates up for the futureGraduates who received their degrees at the University of Pretoria's (UP) recent autumn graduation ceremonies are among the 12% of students in South Africa who have gained access to higher education over the past decade. 6 Jun 2022 Read more

UP-led behavioural study explores patterns of compliance to Covid-19 regulationsA study led by researchers at the University of Pretoria (UP) has found that people who believe that others are complying with Covid-19 regulations are more likely to comply as well. 1 Apr 2022 Read more

Human, animal transmissionA team of scientists from the University of Pretoria (UP) has published the only study from Africa that entailed genomic One Health investigations which reveal that Delta variants of Covid-19 were transmitted from humans to animals. 7 Mar 2022 Read more

Research Matters: A world of answers opens up on UP's new science communication platformThe University of Pretoria (UP) is launching its Research Matters science communication platform to help increase the flow of scientific knowledge and fight misinformation in South Africa, across Africa, and around the world. 3 Dec 2021 Read more

Two UP academics feature on prestigious Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers List 2021The University of Pretoria (UP) is pleased to announce that academics professors Mike Wingfield and Rangan Gupta have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2021 list from Clarivate. 22 Nov 2021 Read more

Why UP researchers like rooibos, Nguni cows and 50 000-piece microbial puzzlesProfessor Thulani Makhalanyane and Professor Emma Archer say that life found only in Africa, from invisibly tiny microbes to huge mammal herds and our kaleidoscope of plants, can give us medicines, technologies and ways to manage climate change. 20 Aug 2021 Read more

UP launches LeadUP Podcast with prominent alumni sharing leadership lessonsThe University of Pretoria's (UP) Alumni Relations Office is set to launch its LeadUP Podcast series, in which alumni and friends of the University will share their stories and leadership lessons. 27 Jul 2021 Read more

Stevie the robot joins intensive-care team at UP Faculty of Health Sciences and Steve Biko Academic HospitalThe Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) and Steve Biko Academic Hospital have welcomed Stevie, a mobile robot that will help improve the treatment of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be done through instant live discussion and communication daily between German and South African intensive-care unit (ICU) teams. 5 Jul 2021 Read more

Reimagining UniversitiesCivilisations the world over have faced all sorts of disruptions. What is critical is how we respond to them. Do they drive us to extinction, or do we find a way forward? 9 Jun 2021 Read more

'The future of the world hinges on the future of Africa' - Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Tawana Kupe speaks out on Africa DayToday marks Africa Day and 58 years since the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was born. As the precursor to the African Union (AU), which formed in 1963, the day is an opportunity to remember and pay tribute to those who were dedicated to their cause - the liberation from colonial oppression; the economic and political integration of Africa; the restoration of dignity for every African man, woman and child. It is a day on which to celebrate our diversity and heritage and share dances, songs and traditional dress from across the continent. 25 May 2021 Read more

The dark side of the hiveProf Robin Crewe is the co-author of Dark Side of the Hive, a book that forces us to re-examine everything we thought we knew about honey bees. 17 May 2021 Read more