New home for the Mammal Research Institute (MRI) and Mathematics
Posted on 08 Apr 2013
“In order to develop research and postgraduate education at the University, we need to create an enabling environment for our staff and students. The opening of the new home for the MRI and Mathematics in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is an excellent example of our commitment to this goal.
All expectations exceeded with the new master’s degree programme in internal auditing
Department of Auditing
Posted on 08 Apr 2013
The Department of Auditing, one of only five tertiary institutions in the world to be accredited at Centre of Excellence level in the Institute of Internal Auditors' Internal Audit Education Partnership (IAEP) programme, in association with Absa, launched a new master’s degree programme, the MPhil specialising in Internal Auditing. Nearly 200 students applied for the first intake in 2013, with 60 students currently enrolled – one of the largest master’s degree programmes at the University of Pretoria.
UP awards honorary doctorate of literature to Prof Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele
Posted on 04 Apr 2013
Prof Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele added to his impressive list of honorary doctorates and awards this week when he received a Doctor Literatum (honoris causa) from the University of Pretoria (UP).
The accomplished author and academic was inaugurated as Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in November last year. A glance at his curriculum vitae explains the reasons for UP’s Faculty of Humanities bestowing its highest accolade upon Ndebele.
CMEG researchers head for the Namib Desert
Prof Don Cowan
Posted on 02 Apr 2013
In late April 2013, Don Cowan will lead the 20-strong Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG) team, along with researchers from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), the University of Cape Town (UCT), Heriot-Watt University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – CSIC), on a week-long field research programme to the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre in the Namib Desert.
Building on the work done during two previous visits, the team will undertake the first comprehensive survey of Namib Desert microbiology, using the latest molecular phylogenetic measurements.
Tuks does it again in SAICA’s Initial Test of Competence 2013
Prof Johan Oberholster
Posted on 28 Mar 2013
The results of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA’s) Initial Test of Competence (ITC) (formerly known as QE 1) were released on Wednesday, 27 March 2013, after being written in January 2013. A total of 3 117 candidates wrote the exam, of which 2 272 (73%) passed.