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Faculty of Humanities: Appointments
Dean's Office
Posted on 29 Nov 2012

It is with pleasure and an enormous sense of pride that we announce the following appointments in the Faculty of Humanities:

Professor Sakhela Buhlungu as Deputy Dean: Postgraduate Studies and Ethics
Professor Hennie Stander as Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning.

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Research Focus: Personality Across Ethnocultural Groups in South Africa: So similar yet different.
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 04 Mar 2014

So similar yet different! This is the conclusion of a research team representative of five local and foreign universities published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

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University of Pretoria partners with The MasterCard Foundation in providing financial assistance to needy students
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 03 Mar 2014

The University of Pretoria is the first academic institution in South Africa to partner with The MasterCard Foundation to provide financial aid to academically talented students from different parts of the SADC region.

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Research on the use of information and communication technologies
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 27 Feb 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.

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Research Focus: Send in the Perfect Business Rescue Practitioner
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 25 Feb 2014

“War-zone” experience is needed to rescue ventures in distress. “Business rescue practitioners (BRPs) face a challenging job,” says University of Pretoria’s Dr Marius Pretorius in the South African Business Review. “A BRP’s tasks are complex, vaguely stated and involve a wide range of competencies not accessible to the average person.”

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UP’s High Performance Centre prepares athletes for Olympic Games
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 25 Feb 2014

Mr Toby Sutcliffe, Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre (hpc), announced the names of 57 athletes who had been selected for support towards the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. Mr Sutcliffe said the hpc, in conjunction with TuksSport, had always been operational in promoting opportunities for athletes to perform at their highest standards, thereby promoting a winning culture.

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Research project on transnational labour relations
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 25 Feb 2014

Prof Manfred Weiss from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany is mentoring Dr Paul Smit of UP’s Department of Human Resource Management for a three-year research project on transnational labour relations in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

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Faculty of Veterinary Science launches first veterinary online information portal (AfriVIP) in Africa
MG
Posted on 25 Feb 2014

On 18 February 2014 the first veterinary online open educational resources platform in Africa – the African Veterinary Information Portal (AfriVIP) was launched at the Onderstepoort Campus of the University of Pretoria

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Pinnacle of scholarly work celebrated with new monograph
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 23 Feb 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.


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UP ranked for its Accounting Education research
Department of Accounting
Posted on 21 Feb 2014

The University of Pretoria was ranked 13th out of 255 universities for Accounting Education research in 2013 by the Birmingham Young University Accounting Research Rankings for 2013. Three staff members of UP’s Department of Accounting in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were also placed on this prestigious ranking list

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