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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 - 2013)
DUR
Posted on 06 Dec 2013

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Professor Cheryl de la Rey, on behalf of the University community, joins South Africa and the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela.

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Dr Lucy Montgomery on Open Access and monograph publishing
Elsabe Olivier
Posted on 18 Feb 2014

The Department of Library Services invites you to attend this lecture by Deputy Director at Knowledge Unlatched, Lucy Montgomery. Dr Montgomery will focus on monograph publishing and its impact and the challenges it faces across the globe

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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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UP hosts astronomy colloquium
DUR
Posted on 27 Mar 2014

Dr Kartik Sheth, an astronomer at the US National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) based in Charlottesville, West Virginia, delivered a paper at the UP astronomy colloquium under the title ‘Reconstructing the mass assembly of galaxy disks over the last seven billion years with ALMA, HST and Spitzer’.

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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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