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Three new NRF ratings
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

Congratulations to Prof Julian Müller (Practical Theology), Prof Piet Venter (Old Testament Studies), and Prof Cas Wepener (Practical Theology), who each were awarded a National Research Foundation (NRF) grading of C2.

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Faculty of Humanities: Appointments
Dean's Office
Posted on 29 Nov 2012

It is with pleasure and an enormous sense of pride that we announce the following appointments in the Faculty of Humanities:

Professor Sakhela Buhlungu as Deputy Dean: Postgraduate Studies and Ethics
Professor Hennie Stander as Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning.

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CIPS receives professional certification from SAQA
Department of Business Management
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Africa recently received formal recognition by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the professional body for the procurement and supply profession in South Africa.

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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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Integrated reporting yearbook 2013 released
Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL)
Posted on 04 Dec 2013

The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership and its Integrated Reporting Team launched the Integrated reporting yearbook 2013 on 28 November. The same date also saw a celebration in honour of the first group of students to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting.

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UP innovation offers hearing screening solution for children
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 04 Dec 2013

A revolutionary innovation that offers a cost-effective solution to the current barriers of school-based hearing screening, is the result of a recent collaboration between Prof. De Wet Swanepoel from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Dr Herman Myburgh from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria.

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UP student takes top honours in SAIEE competition
Dr HC Myburgh
Posted on 03 Dec 2013

The 2013 National Student Project Competition of the SAIEE (South African Institute of Electrical Engineers) was hosted by the University of Pretoria on 28 November. Top final-year students from South African universities and universities of technology took part in the competition.

Projects in this year’s competition covered a wide range including the designing and development of a prototype super-capacitor-powered campus bicycle, occluded body pose estimation, the development of a robotic demonstration platform for use in the research of intelligent transport systems, and the designing of a low-cost teleconferencing system based on the Raspberry Pi.

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Best Professor in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from UP
B Huyssen
Posted on 03 Dec 2013

The Head of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Pretoria, Prof Josua Meyer, has received an award by the World Education Congress as Best Professor in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.

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Season's greetings
DUR
Posted on 03 Dec 2013


Wishing you and your family love, peace, and joy this Holiday Season and in the New Year.


Ons wens u en u gesin liefde, vrede en vreugde toe gedurende die Feestyd en in die Nuwe Jaar.


Re lakaletša wena le balapa la gago lerato, khutšo le lethabo mo Sehleng se sa maikhutšo le mo Ngwageng wo moswa.

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Forensic Anthropology book launched at the Faculty of Health Sciences
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 27 Nov 2013

Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, celebrated the launch of the latest edition of The Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine authored by Prof Maryna Steyn, a physical anthropologist and the Director of Forensic Anthropology Research Centre, based at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences. She co-authored the book with Mehmet Yasar Iscan from the University of Istanbul, Turkey.

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