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Prof James Ogude appointed as Director: Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship

By | January 16, 2017

Back Prof James Ogude appointed as Director: Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship 17 January 2017 The University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor James Ogude as the new Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS) with effect from 1 January 2017. Professor Ogude, who is currently a professor and… Read More »

UP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

By | January 16, 2017

Back UP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 17 January 2017 The University of Pretoria annually grants postdoctoral fellowships with a view to grow and sustain its vibrant research and innovation environment. Those interested in applying for the UP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should consult prospective research leaders or mentors with whom they will become co-applicants. The closing date… Read More »

MasterCard graduates ready to drive change in their communities

By | January 13, 2017

MasterCard graduates ready to drive change in their communities13 January 2017 The partnership between the MasterCard Foundation and the University of Cape Town will provide 338 scholarships to academically talented yet economically disadvantaged students from sub-Saharan Africa – 68 undergraduates and 270 postgraduates. In 2016 three MasterCard Foundation scholars graduated from UCT with their master’s… Read More »

MasterCard graduates ready to drive change in their communities

By | January 13, 2017

MasterCard graduates ready to drive change in their communities13 January 2017 The partnership between the MasterCard Foundation and the University of Cape Town will provide 338 scholarships to academically talented yet economically disadvantaged students from sub-Saharan Africa – 68 undergraduates and 270 postgraduates. In 2016 three MasterCard Foundation scholars graduated from UCT with their master’s… Read More »

Op-Ed: If Africa is serious about a free trade area it needs to act quickly and differently

By | January 12, 2017

Back Op-Ed: If Africa is serious about a free trade area it needs to act quickly and differently 13 January 2017 Africa is moving towards crystallising an ambitious integration agenda of establishing a continental free trade area  by October. This comes against a backdrop of an apparent trend away from mega-regional trade agreements in both Europe and the US.… Read More »

Prof Phaswana-Mafuya becomes one of the few qualified female black epidemiologists

By | January 11, 2017

Prof Phaswana-Mafuya becomes one of the few qualified female black epidemiologists “Prof Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya, who is one of the University of Venda Council members has once again done us proud when she obtained her MSc in epidemiology, a scarce skills area in many parts of the world. Coupled with her doctoral degree, this makes her… Read More »

Geoinformatics students win national Responsive Cities Challenge

By | January 10, 2017

Back Geoinformatics students win national Responsive Cities Challenge 11 January 2017 A group of five students from the University of Pretoria (UP), Daphney Vunguvungu, Frikan Erwee, Kevin Potgieter, Sedgeley Penniken and Mabutsu Valentine Ragoasha, who competed as team Apex PentaVertex, were announced as winners of the Responsive Cities Challenge, which took place at the end of… Read More »