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Prestigious Award for Prof Kobus Maree
Department
Posted on 02 Apr 2014

Prof Kobus Maree from the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education was awarded the Stals Prize of the South African Academy of Science and Arts for exceptional research and contributions to education.

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UP alumnus honoured in Ireland
Renee Conradie
Posted on 02 Apr 2014

Prof Carel le Roux, an alumnus of the University of Pretoria (1996), was recently one of three recipients of the President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA).

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Prestigious Award for Professor Francois de Wet
Department
Posted on 31 Mar 2014

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has recently announced the presentation of a prestigious award to Professor Francois de Wet (Head of the Department of Odontology and Deputy Chairperson of the School of Dentistry), namely the 2014 IADR Distinguished Service Award.

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A record broken
School of Public Management and Administration
Posted on 28 Mar 2014

An article by Prof Chris Thornhill, an Emeritus Professor in the School of Public Management and Administration, has broken all records on the UP Space database with 3 839 views in March 2014 only of this article.

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A paper on state-owned enterprises brings home a best paper award
School of Public Management and Administration
Posted on 28 Mar 2014

David Fourie, a Professor in the School of Public Management and Administration, received a best paper award for delivering a paper entitled ‘An analysis of the performance of the public sector enterprises in the South African economy’ at the 9th International Conference on Public Administration in Cape Town.

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UP’s ITC results – good, better, best!
Department of Accounting
Posted on 28 Mar 2014

The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is extremely proud to announce that the University of Pretoria (UP) achieved a first-time pass rate of 98% when 211 out of UP’s 216 first-time candidates passed the exam. This is the highest pass rate of all SAICA accredited universities in South Africa.

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Masters students present research projects
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 26 Mar 2014

Two masters degree students in Tourism Management had the opportunity to share their research projects with stakeholders from the tourism industry during a research seminar hosted by the National Department of Tourism in March 2014. The student projects form part of a larger study, undertaken by the Tourism Management Division in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, on the development of a model to measure South Africa’s competitiveness as a tourism destination.

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Research underway on how mobile devices can support mathematics teachers
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 26 Mar 2014

Prof Ronél Ferreira, Head of the Department of Educational Psychology in UP’s Faculty of Education, and Prof Gerrit Stols, senior lecturer in the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, are part of an interuniversity team that received funding for a research project on the development of a Mathematics Information Delivery Hub (MIDHub) for Grade 10 to Grade 12 teachers.

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UP Economics students awarded prestigious scholarships
Department of Economics
Posted on 20 Mar 2014

Two postgraduate students of the Department of Economics were awarded Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) scholarships. ERSA is a research programme which is being funded by the National Treasury of South Africa. What makes this achievement so remarkable is the fact that the University of Pretoria’s department, is the only Economics Department of SA universities of which two candidates received scholarships.

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Research Focus: Three reasons to question Earnings Per Share
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 19 Mar 2014

Prof Johannes de Wet, Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria, says analysts and other users of financial statements should be wary of the pitfalls of reported Earnings Per Share (EPS) performance. “A questionable over-emphasis on short term EPS performance has resulted in a distorted view of true performance,” he says in an article published in the international journal, "Corporate Ownership and Control".

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