Posts tagged as University of Pretoria

Mini conference showcases leading student research

The University of Pretoria’s Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology recently held its annual mini-conference to showcase the work of its Masters and PhD students. Prof. Gertrud Schaab, a visiting lecturer from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany, opened the presentations by showing her final year students’ projects. She tasked her students to come up […]

New guide to green building costs and trends

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends. It provides trends and valuable insights about the influence […]

Importance of R&D and specifically energy R&D

Undoubtedly, the world faces serious challenges in recent times concerning future energy sustainability and security. In order to transform the “dangerous” path of the energy and environmental conditions thus far, it is widely accepted that the most crucial role is to be played by accumulation of knowledge that can be converted into technological progress and […]

Applying geoinformation in data science

“Everything evolves around data – it’s the way forward,” said Enathi Motolwana, a University of Pretoria (UP) honours student who participated in the CSIR’s Data Science for Impact and Decision Enablement (DSIDE) programme. Motolwana and fellow UP graduate, Luqmaan Hassim, recently shared their experience in the programme with UP undergraduates in the Centre for Geoinformation […]

University partnership builds geomatics and human skills

  Following two weeks of collaborative geo-app development for community upliftment, the University of Pretoria’s 2017 Winter School on Participatory Sensing concluded on 4 August 2017 with student presentations. The exchange programme, now in its third year, forms part of the Geomatics and Participation project in which the University of Pretoria (UP)’s Centre for Geoinformation […]