University of Pretoria

The Pretoria branch of the Transvaal University College (TUC) was the forerunner of the University of Pretoria. It commenced its activities in 1908 with a staff of four professors and three lecturers. Thirty-two students enrolled for courses at the first campus, Kya Rosa, a house in the centre of the Pretoria. The University of Pretoria became a fully fledged university in 1930. The name Tuks, for the University of Pretoria, derives from the acronym for the College, namely TUC.
In the years preceding the South African War (1899-1902) there was much discussion in the Volksraad of the ZAR regarding the establishment of a university. These plans were interrupted by the outbreak of the war. In 1902 the Normal College for the training of teachers was established in Pretoria and in 1904 the Transvaal Technical Institute opened in Johannesburg with an emphasis on mining education. Classes were also offered by the institute in Pretoria.

Equipment at this Institution

1 SELFRAG Lab V2 12-01
2 Krausse Messtechnik Telemetry system CT8-wheel
3 Riber Research MBE System
4 300 mm/12 inch Wafer Probing Station for mm-Wave applications
5 Bruker Microflex LT Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight (MADLI-TOF) Mass Spectrometer (MS)
6 Geotechnical Centrifuge
7 Liquid-Water Isotope Analyzer
8 Waters Liquid chromatograph-hybrid tandem (QTOF) Mass Spectrometer system Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
9 Cosmic Ray Probes 3 & Large Aperture Scintillometer
10 Trimble 4000ST Trimble Navigation System
11 Beckman Coulter Optima 90 Ultra Centrifuge
12 Beckman Coulter Optima L80 XP Ultracentrifuge
13 Reichert Jung Ultracut Ultramicrotome
14 Reichert Jung Ultracut Ultramicrotome
15 Bio-Rad Chromo4 PCR Detection System
16 BMG Labtech FluoStar Optima Plate Reader
17 Jobin Yvon Heriba TX64000 Raman Spectrometer and Bruker Vertex 70 FTIR Spectrometer Raman Spectrometer
18 Anton Paar Physica MCR301 Rheometer
19 Gilson SPE 215 Sample Preparation Device
20 Bruker Dimension Icon Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM) Scanning Probe Microscopes
21 Eksigent Eksigent 2D Nanoflow HPLC System Liquid Chromatography (LC) System Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
22 Perkin Elmer TGA 4000 ThermoGravimetric Analyser
23 Philips CM10 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Electron Microscopes
24 Jeol 200kV FEGTEM Model: 2100F Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) with associated Cryo-Equipment Electron Microscopes
25 Fujiyama Navigation System Fujiyama Navigation System
26 Shimadzu GC2010 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) Gas Chromatograph (GC)
27 Thermal Technologies Graphite furnace 2400
28 Thermal Technologies Graphite furnace 2800
29 Beckman Coulter High Performance/Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
30 Shimadzu LC20 with gradient ability and an additional fluorescence detector Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
31 Thermo Histocenter Embedding Unit HC33220-26
32 Roche Applied Science LightCycler 480 Real Time PCR System
33 BD Biosciences BD FACS Aria I Multi Laser Flow Cytometer (MLFC)
34 Leica DM 2500 M Optical Microscope
35 Cascade Microtech PM300 Analytical Probe System
36 Anritsu 70 kHZ-110 GHz Millimeter-wave vector network analyser
37 A.P. Design Hydraulic 80 tonne Press (400 oC) Hydraulic Press
38 Applied Biosystems ABI 3500 XL Genetic Analyzer Genetic Analyser
39 Applied Biosystems Sciex 4000QTrap Linear Ion Trap Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS/MS).
40 Abbott Cell-Dyn 3700 Hematology analyser
41 Mettler Toledo DSCI and High Pressure DSC827 Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
42 Perkin Elmer DMA 8000 (Up to 600 oC) Dynamic mechanical analyser
43 Beckman Coulter FC500 Flow Cytometer
44 Microm Micro Heidelberg GM6H D6900 Freeze Microtome Freeze Microtome