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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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Strengthening the Rule of Law by Following the German Model?
Erika de Wet
Posted on 20 Feb 2014

On 16 and 17 May the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria is hosting a workshop titled: "The Implementation of International Law in South Africa – Strengthening the Rule of Law by Following the German Model?”

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Quantum theory in physics and beyond
Stella Mpisi
Posted on 06 Feb 2014

The symposium, hosted by the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, will feature leading researchers Jan Boeyens, Francis Thackeray, Vimal Ichharam and Johan Prins.

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UP shines at Solar Energy Conference
N.Kotze
Posted on 03 Feb 2014

Lecturers and postgraduate students from UP made a valuable contribution to the Second South African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC), held in Port Elizabeth at the end of January 2014. The focus of the papers was on heat transfer aspects of heat exchanger equipment that contributes to making concentrating solar power (CSP) systems more effective.

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TuksLaw champs again!
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 02 Feb 2014

The Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that its mooting team again won the National Rounds of the White & Case 55th Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition from 29 to 31 January 2014.

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UP Youth Choir to participate in Olympic Choir Games
Renee Conradie
Posted on 29 Jan 2014

The University of Pretoria’s Youth Choir were the winners of the Gauteng Choral Competition in October 2013 with a final mark of 91.7% - twenty percent higher than their closest rival. The choir will represent Gauteng Province at one of the biggest youth musical festivals in Europe, the Summa Cum Laude in Vienna, Austria, in July 2014. They have also been invited to participate in the World Choir Games, the Olympic choir competition in Riga, Latvia, following the competition in Austria.

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Liesel Ebersöhn new Secretary General of WERA
Posted on 22 Jan 2014

Prof Liesel Ebersöhn of the Department of Educational Psychology was elected as the new Secretary General of the World Education Research Association (WERA).

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Learners moot their way from Tuks to The Hague
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 21 Jan 2014

Participants who have excelled in the 3rd National Schools Moot Court Competition, hosted by the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, have been invited to compete against their international counterparts in the 2014 High School Moot Court Competition at The Hague, Netherlands.

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HR students powering possibility in the South African workplace
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 21 Jan 2014

Madele Nelson, an Industrial Psychology master’s student emerged as one of the top three performers in Exxaro Resources’ Professionals-in-Training (PIT) programme for recent graduates. The company’s PIT programme serves as a “pipeline” through which young talent is recruited, trained and prepared for successful careers within Exxaro.

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New Deputy Dean appointed in Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
Posted on 21 Jan 2014

Prof Max Braun has been appointed as the new Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Education.
Prof Braun was Head of Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, since 2009. He has been acting as Deputy Dean since July 2013. Formerly, he was a Professor in the Department of Physics in the School of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria.

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