The Virtual Irrigation Academy (VIA) is having a two-day expo and conference at the  Future  Africa Campus.

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Twana Kupe took some time off his busy schedule to share a special dinner with the Early Career Research Leader Fellowship (ECRLF) fellows.

UP Future Africa hosts international low-cost viral diagnostics workshop featuring open-source technologies. 

The launch of Future Africa at the University of Pretoria is a “timely response to placing science, technology and innovation at the centre of Africa’s development”.

The Future Africa Academic Strategy Group meets regularly to create and solidify the strategy through which Future Africa will transform the world through African research excellence.

Africa has and faces challenges that can appear overwhelmingly complex and immutable. So often calls to actions approach this with force, vigour and the banging of drums – “overturn structures”, “rebuild from scratch”, “FIX”. Revolutions are important.

The fifth round of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) commenced on 22 March and successfully came to a close at the official Future Africa launch.

The year is 2038. A deadly tropical disease that causes large ulcers on the skin has just been eradicated in Ghana. Doesn’t that sound like a future scenario we all dream about for Africa? Well, ambitious scientists working together across the continent could bring us closer to this particular dream.

Africa is a very large continent, endowed with unbelievable richness in terms of the people, cultures, biodiversity and environments. We view this whole to have an undeniable connection; socially, ecologically and economically.

The Africa Science Leadership Programme is proud to announce their 2019 cohort of excellent researchers from across Africa. The 20 researchers from 11 African countries commence their training on 22 March 2019. 

The first TYRLP bring-and-share lunch was held at FABI on 27 June. The group of early career researchers gathered under the winter sun to share lunch with colleagues from different UP faculties and departments.