Alumni of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Alumni of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is the formal database of all former students of the Faculty. We are your continued link with your alma mater and membership is free for life! By being registered as an alumni of the Faculty, you will be involved with the Faculty’s activities. Register as an Alumni of the Faculty and take control of your Aama mater’s reputation to ensure that your UP qualification remains sought after.
It is a priority for the faculty to establish long-term relationships with its alumni. The faculty will focus on building relationships with alumni through news letters, invitations to functions and other special occasions. As part of the centenary celebrations the faculty hosted an alumni convention in November 2008.
The faculty has successfully embarked on an initiative to invite prominent alumni as guest speakers at graduation ceremonies and will continue to do so. The visiting executive initiative will be used to invite alumni who are business leaders to engage with postgraduate students from different disciplines.
Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution - 05/03/2014
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.
Research on the use of information and communication technologies - 27/02/2014
A pilot study was conducted by Prof Felicite Fairer-Wessels of the Tourism Management Division amongst selected non-profit visitor information centres (VIC) to determine whether the information managers have sufficient knowledge management capabilities in terms of tacit or explicit knowledge, the knowledge management information life cycle and knowledge management assets in terms of organisational processes.
Pinnacle of scholarly work celebrated with new monograph - 23/02/2014
UP celebrates the printed monograph as the pinnacle of scholarly work – a highly specialised work of scholarship that each academic is trained to dream of achieving.
This was the message that Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, conveyed at the recent launch of the book The Chemistry of Matter Waves by Prof Jan Boeyens, extraordinary professor at UP’s Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship.