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One of South Africa’s 30 wonder women
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

Prof Shirley Zinn, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Human Resource Management, has been designated as one of South Africa’s 30 wonder women by the Wits Business School Journal.

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Discussion with thought leaders
ALCRL
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

A discussion was held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) with international thought leaders on corporate governance on Monday, 4 September 2012.

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UP ARTS presents: TO MOTHER – a show with Magdalene Minnaar and Ockie Vermeulen, dedicated to Mother’s Day.
UP Arts
Posted on 03 May 2012

Music lovers in Pretoria environs can look forward to a delightfully fresh musical breeze on Sunday, 13 May at 15:00 in the Musaion on the Hatfield campus of the University of Pretoria.

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Tukkies student wins national essay competition on the ancient world
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 24 Jan 2012

Mr Christian Straeuli, a University of Pretoria student in the Department of Ancient Languages has won the exclusive CASA Essay competition for 2011.

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Third World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 8 to 9 December 2011
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 12 Dec 2011

On 8 and 9 December 2011, the Third World Human Rights Moot Court Competition was hosted by the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law, with the support of the Regional Office for Southern Africa of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (ROSA).

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Former UP student elected as International Teacher of the Year in Helsinki
University of Helsinki
Posted on 21 Nov 2011

Dr. Michael Hewetson, a former UP student, has been elected the International Teacher of the Year at the University of Helsinki.

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UP develops its leaders – and reap the rewards
Department of Marketing Management
Posted on 01 Nov 2013

The University of Pretoria selected one dean and 11 heads of departments to partake in UP’s prestigious Programme in Academic Leadership (PAL), presented by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). The programme focuses on the context of academic leadership, people development and functional excellence.

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University of Pretoria launches its new Mining Industry Study Centre
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 01 Nov 2013

The critical shortage of engineers in South Africa cannot be solved only by increasing the intake of students into engineering programmes, but also by supporting their success. The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) – specifically the School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Technology Management – are committed to making a major contribution to the training of engineers in South Africa to increase the skills base available to the country and the region.

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Olympic medallists cook up a storm at UP’s High Performance Centre
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 01 Nov 2013

UP athletes, including the London 2012 Olympic medallists, ventured into another competition beyond the sports field by participating in a cooking competition. The athletes set the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre ablaze as they participated in a flame-grilled chicken braai competition.

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Nobel laureate recollects UP’s contribution to his scientific career
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 30 Oct 2013

A winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry started his academic career at the age of 15 at the University of Pretoria in Afrikaans. Much has been said about Prof Michael Levitt in the past three weeks since he was named joint winner of the prestigious international award, but nowhere has it been mentioned that there’s a small gap in the CV of the American-British-Isreali biophysicist and professor in structural biology at Stanford University in the United States.

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