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Economic Report on Africa 2012 launched at UP
Dr Adam B Elhiraika
Gelaai op 09 Jul 2012

“Unleashing Africa's potential as a pole of global growth” was the topic addressed at the Postgraduate School of Agriculture and Rural Development (PGSARD) and the Public Policy and Governance Platform’s Brown Bag seminar on 7 June 2012 at the University of Pretoria.

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Engaging with and learning from NTT
GIBS News
Gelaai op 09 Dec 2011

Key Japanese companies such as Toyota, Canon, Nippon Steel Corporation and Toshiba believe their future is to stay Japanese but to expand outside Japan.

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Second Annual Summer School in Biostatistics
Tessa Booysen
Gelaai op 29 Aug 2011

Inviting all researchers in clinical medicine, epidemiology, public health and biomedical or veterinary sciences!
The Summer School in Biostatistics is aimed at both new and experienced medical researchers.

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UP student leaders learn from business guru
Nicolize Mulder
Gelaai op 15 Aug 2013

Five student leaders from the University of Pretoria recently had the privilege to spend time with famous businessman, leader and author, Brand Pretorius.

Mr Pretorius has held numerous prominent leadership positions, including that of Managing Director and CEO of Toyota South Africa and the McCarthy group. His leadership is widely seen as having been instrumental in past success of both of these groups.

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Death knell for capital punishment in Africa
Prof Christof Heyns
Gelaai op 13 Aug 2013

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, recently hosted a meeting to draft an international protocol aimed at bringing an end to the death penalty in Africa.

The meeting was called by the Working Group on the Death Penalty of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, in collaboration with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extra-judicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions, Prof Christof Heyns.

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Sign of Honour of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences awarded to Prof Jean Lubuma
Ronél Oosthuizen
Gelaai op 12 Aug 2013

The Sign of Honour of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences was awarded to Prof Lubuma from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Pretoria.

He was honoured for his contribution to the development and strengthening of the research collaboration between the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the University of Pretoria and in particular for his contribution to the organization of the International Conference on Mathematical Methods and Models in Biosciences (BIOMATH).

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Early Spring Mathematics Morning with Grandmaster Kevin Horsley
Ronél Oosthuizen
Gelaai op 12 Aug 2013

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics welcomed the long anticipated change in weather with its Early Spring Mathematics Morning at the start of August.

This is the seventh such annual event where the Department opens its doors to visitors from all over and invite a speaker that appeals to all. This year’s outstanding speaker was Grandmaster Kevin Horsley, an expert on memorization techniques, and someone who is able to recite the first ten thousand digits of the number pi. His topic "You are a lot smarter than you think" attracted wide interest and the packed audience was entertained, informed and delighted.

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UP women man microphones to celebrate Women's Month.
Nicolize Mulder
Gelaai op 06 Aug 2013

Female academics from the University of Pretoria (UP) will be among the group of experts raising their opinions on current South African issues affecting women as part of a series of on-air panel discussions during Women’s Month.

This week, the programme Classic Business and Classic Government on the radio station Classic FM 102.7 will host a series of hour-long, live discussions entitled The Challenges and Progressions of Women in South Africa. Each evening from 18:30 a different group of females will move in behind the microphones to discuss women’s roles in areas such as business, politics and the media.

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UP becomes key partner in global food security initiative
Nicolize Mulder
Gelaai op 06 Aug 2013

The University of Pretoria’s commitment to the fight against hunger was reaffirmed with the announcement of the University’s key involvement in a global food security initiative by the American government.

As part of Feed the Future – an initiative by the American federal government – UP and the Michigan State University (MSU) will use a grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen developing countries’ abilities to fight hunger through improved food policy.

UP’s Institute for Food, Nutrition and Wellbeing (IFNuW) will partner with MSU’s Food Security Group and the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., to form the new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy.

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Africa Deans of Education Forum established in Nairobi, Kenya
Faculty/Fakulteit
Gelaai op 05 Aug 2013

On 29 July 2013 the Africa Deans of Education Forum (ADEF) was established on the Kenya Science Campus of the University of Nairobi. The Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, Prof Irma Eloff, and the acting Deputy-Vice Chancellor (and former Dean of Education) of the University of Nairobi, Prof Henry Mutoro, initiated and hosted the event.

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