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New course equips researchers to communicate their work to the public
Amid intense competition for funding and pressure to make their research more accessible to the public, researchers around the world, including South Africa, are sharpening their communication skills. Their aim is to communicate their findings to public audiences while maintaining the integrity of their work. Such skills are essential, given the changes sweeping the media: downsizing means that few media houses have journalists with the time to make complicated, jargon-heavy academic content more accessible to their readers or viewers. 20 Jul 2022 Read more

9 UP academics nominated for NSTF/South32 Awards, SA's 'Science Oscars'
Nine eminent University of Pretoria (UP) academics and researchers have been named as finalists in the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)/South32 Awards. 12 Jul 2022 Read more

Attending a top South African university can set graduates up for the future
Graduates 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 regulations
A 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 transmission
A 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

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With the Government's recent decision to move the country back to Alert Level 3 and in an attempt to curb COVID-19 infections, the Student Service Centre will return to limited operational hours and services.

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