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Department of Consumer Science

Welcome to the Department of Consumer Science

The Department of Consumer Science at the University of Pretoria restructured its study programmes in 2000.

Consumer Science at the University of Pretoria, with its various specialisation courses, concerns itself with food, clothing and textile products. The use, consumption and the management of these commodities in various contexts as well as the development of new consumer products are focused on with the intention to contribute to sound business practices and the facilitation of responsible and informed consumer decision making, to satisfy the requirements of individuals, small businesses and the retail trade, depending on the specific circumstances.

The basic study of foods and nutrition, clothing and textiles, including the development of new products and the relevant technology, are inherent in the approach in natural (physical) and agricultural sciences, while all the processes relating to the economic management, use and consumption of these commodities link with economic and management sciences.

 

News

Prof De la Rey to head the Innovation Council appointed by Minister Naledi Pandor - 02/10/2014
Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, has been chosen to head the new National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) recently appointed by the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor.
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UP seals a partnership with the University of Stuttgart - 02/10/2014
Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria and her counterpart from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, Prof Dr Wolfram Ressel, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two institutions.
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Alberta and Pretoria partner up for future research - 01/10/2014
The University of Pretoria and the University of Alberta has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to lay the foundations for future research and collaboration between the two institutions.
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Faculty gets a new leader for teaching and learning - 01/10/2014
Prof Johan Oberholster, currently the CA Programme Manager, has been appointed as the new Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, with effect from 1 October 2014 to 31 December 2016. Prof Oberholster will continue in his position as CA Programme Manager during this period.
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Notification to Alumni - 01/10/2014
Notice is hereby given that the Alumni Annual General Meeting scheduled for 9 October 2014 is postponed until a date which will be communicated at a later stage.
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Unifying pathology and laboratory medicine in the era of P4 medicine - 30/09/2014
The 54th International Congress of the Federation of South African Societies of Pathology, which was proudly co-hosted by the University of Pretoriaís Department of Pathology in the Faculty of Health Sciences, recently took place at the purpose-built CSIR International Convention Centre. The organising committee was mindful of the prestige of the conference and put together a superb programme for this forum and gathering of pathologists and scientists in laboratory medicine from both the public and the private sector.
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Distinguished academic chosen to be part of leading team - 29/09/2014
Prof RiŽl Franzsen has been appointed as member of the Governing Board (Executive Board) of the recently-established Institute for Fiscal Studies in Ghana.
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