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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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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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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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Research identifies positive parenting as critical mediator in HIV positive families
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 14 Mar 2014

New research done in the Faculty of Education shows that positive parenting by mothers who are HIV positive is a very important mediator in respect of children’s ability to cope with their mothers’ illness. The research results suggest that interventions for women living with HIV, and for their children, should not only address maternal psychological functioning (depression and coping), but that it should also focus on parenting and promoting a positive approach.

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SA’s Transport System studied by Visiting Professor
DUR
Posted on 14 Mar 2014

Professor Kai Nagel is a visiting professor from Berlin, who is currently with the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Centre for Transport Development. He is a full professor in Transport Systems Planning and Transport Telematics at the Berlin Institute of Technology.

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Researcher receives the 2013 Emerald African Management Research Fund Award
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 14 Mar 2014

Dr Nasima Carrim of the Department of Human Resource Management has been commended an award for a research project that she is doing in the field of management.

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Top international researcher visits the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 13 Mar 2014

Prof Manfred Weiss from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany visited and presented lectures at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

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New research commons at Groenkloof Campus
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 13 Mar 2014

A new, modern facility was established to create research opportunities for postgraduate students of the Faculty of Education as well as other Faculties in the University of Pretoria.

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Top international guest lecturer visits UP
DUR
Posted on 13 Mar 2014

The University’s Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG), led by Professor Don Cowan, has played host to one of the world’s most renowned researchers in the field of microbial plant polysaccharide degradation and bioconversion of plant biomass.


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Aeronautical Engineers making a difference
L.Smith
Posted on 13 Mar 2014

In response to the much publicised problem of rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park, a team of students from the University of Pretoria and three partner universities are designing and building an unmanned fixed-wing aircraft equipped with intelligence gathering sensors, such as cameras with night vision, which will enable park rangers to pro-actively fight poaching.

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