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World-class student facility inaugurated at the University of Pretoria
DUR
Posted on 19 May 2014

Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, described last week’s official opening of a new dining hall facility, TuksMonate, as good news for the University. ‘This is a good-news story for the University of Pretoria, as … [it has brought to] fruition … a long process [to] which many people contributed,’ she said.

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Tuks FM takes on the world
TuksFM
Posted on 19 May 2014

Radio stations from around the world competed in the World Radio Challenge from 6 to 9 May 2014. The challenge consisted of various student radio stations contending for the best radio programme and the longest broadcast. The challenge was the first of its kind and focused on a youth-based global networking channel in order to create content for listeners from their own country and listeners from across the world.

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UP celebrates National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) nominations for BHP Billiton Awards
DUR
Posted on 16 May 2014

The University of Pretoria takes pride in the fact that seven of its academics are finalists for the BHP Billiton Awards of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF). These awards are given to academics in recognition of excellence in various fields, namely scientific research, technology, innovation, education, management, capacity building and communication.

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UP Centre for Human Rights contributes to 55th ordinary session of African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 15 May 2014

The Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law made a contribution to the 55th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights recently held in Luanda, Angola by sending a statement on the situation of human rights in Africa.

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UP’s Exceptional Achievers
DUR
Posted on 14 May 2014

The University held its Exceptional Academic Achievers recognition evening recently. Awards for Exceptional Academic Achievers, Exceptional Young Researchers and the Teaching Excellence and Innovation Laureate Awards were presented.

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Ion Torrent™ Sequencing facility making its mark
Nicky Olivier
Posted on 13 May 2014

The UP Ion Torrent™ sequencing facility, currently in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, occupies three of the top eight international ranking spots for data output from an Ion Torrent™ PGM™ sequencing run. This grants the facility the highest overall profile on the ranking list for any single laboratory.

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Human rights students add their voices to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 12 May 2014

The 2014 LLM/MPhil (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) class has added their voice to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign by producing a Pan-African video in support of the girls, their parents, families and the Nigerian people.

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JCP students help "Little Annie"
Dr Martina Jordaan
Posted on 09 May 2014

A group of students enrolled for the Community-Based Project Module (JCP) of the Faculty Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology aided in the servicing, maintenance and ground support of an Antonov AN-2 aircraft (aka "Little Annie") as their project. The AN-2 is the world’s largest single-engined biplane designed to fly passengers and cargo into remote and hard-to-reach locations.

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Future scientists awarded as outstanding achievers
Martie Meyer
Posted on 09 May 2014

“This is probably the biggest concentration of IQ in Pretoria right now,” Prof Zander Myburg smilingly said at the Annual Top Achievers Function for students of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences on 8 May 2014.

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UP's Dr Paul Smit invited to deliver papers at prestigious universities
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 09 May 2014

The 1st Multi-disciplinary Summit of Global and International Research Associations will be held at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia during May 2014. Dr Paul Smit, of the Department of Human Resource Management, has been invited to present a paper at the Summit at two prestigious universities.

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