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Mass vaccination can keep this neglected disease under control
DUR
Posted on 16 Sep 2014

Mass dog vaccination campaigns can have a substantial impact on keeping rabies under control.

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Whistling a different tune
DUR
Posted on 12 Sep 2014

Study reveals Africa's Wild Bottlenose Dolphins use unique whistles to address each other.

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Prof Stella Nkomo receives special recognition award from the National Research Foundation (NRF)
DUR
Posted on 12 Sep 2014

Professor Stella Nkomo, Deputy Dean for Research and Post-Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has been granted the NRF award 'Champion of Research Capacity Development at South African Higher Education Institutions' for 2014.

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UP Professors receive A-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF)
DUR
Posted on 12 Sep 2014

Prof Brenda Wingfield, the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Prof Mike Wingfield from the Universityís Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) have both received an A-rating from the NRF.

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University of Pretoriaís Capital Cities Institutional Research Theme recognised
DUR
Posted on 08 Sep 2014

One of the University of Pretoriaís (UPís) Institutional Research Themes (IRTs) focuses on capital cities. This programme is supported by the City of Tshwane. Pretoria, as the capital of South Africa, is a city of national and diplomatic importance. UPís Capital Cities Programme seeks to build collaborative relationships with universities in capital cities and other cities around the world. The programme offers numerous public events.

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Youth Ambassadors from Taiwan visit University of Pretoria
DUR
Posted on 05 Sep 2014

The Youth Ambassadors delegation from the Republic of China (Taiwan) visited the University of Pretoria (UP) with the purpose of promoting cultural exchange between them and their South African counterparts. The delegation of 20 consisted of representatives from the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, academics and 16 students selected from 44 outstanding colleges and universities in Taiwan.

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National Arbor Week should be more than just planting of trees
Prof Jolanda Roux
Posted on 04 Sep 2014

It is said that the Easter Island civilization declined because they destroyed all the trees on their island (Jarred Diamondís book Collapse tells the story vividly). Arbor week and other such initiatives aim to increase awareness regarding the importance of trees to the survival of all life on earth.

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Spring Graduations
DUR
Posted on 04 Sep 2014

The annual spring graduation ceremonies of the University are taking place in the Rembrandt Hall at the LC de Villiers Sports Grounds from 3 to 5 September. A total of 2 120 undergraduate and postgraduate students from all nine faculties are graduating from various degree and diploma programmes over the next few days.

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Vice-Chancellor elected to Executive Board of global science council
DUR
Posted on 04 Sep 2014

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Professor Cheryl de la Rey, has been elected to the Executive Board of the International Council for Science (ICSU).



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Is SA business ready for the 21st century?
Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti
Posted on 22 Aug 2014

Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti, the director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, commented on the Corporate Governance Index 2014 recently released by the Centre in partnership with the Institute of Internal Auditors of South Africa, saying that it provides a worrying snapshot of the state of business performance in our country. The Index finds that the leadership skills, accountability and overall conduct of public and private corporations have worsened over the past year.

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