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UP honours top women academics
DUR
Posted on 13 Aug 2014

In celebration of the achievements of its top female researchers, the University of Pretoria (UP) held an event to present some of their research.

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Women’s Day celebrated by women judicial officers at University of Pretoria
DUR
Posted on 12 Aug 2014

Prof Cheryl de la Rey, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, welcomed the women who attended the national conference of the South African Chapter: International Association of Women in Justice (SAC IAWJ), held at the University of Pretoria over the weekend. Women magistrates and judges celebrated National Women’s Day by commemorating the ten-year existence of the Association.

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ASELPH holds an NHI policy seminar
DUR
Posted on 12 Aug 2014

The Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health, in collaboration with the Department of Health, recently held a policy seminar at the University of Pretoria. The theme was ‘NHI for South Africa: Meeting the health care needs of the needy, poor and destitute’. The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla, addressed delegates from government, NGOs, unions and the private health sector.

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Women’s Day at UP
DUR
Posted on 08 Aug 2014

On this Women’s Day, the University of Pretoria acknowledges the important role that women have played in developing our democracy.

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GIBS's Professor Nick Binedell steps down as Dean
DUR
Posted on 06 Aug 2014

After fourteen years at the helm of the University of Pretoria’s business school, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Professor Nick Binedell is stepping down from his position as Dean.


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New priorities for Antarctic Science
DUR
Posted on 06 Aug 2014

Professor Don Cowan, Director of the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics at the University of Pretoria, is one of the co-authors of an up-coming Nature Commentary on the future of Antarctic science, scheduled for publication on 7 August 2014.

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Norwegian Embassy signs generous funding agreement with Centre for Human Rights
Norman Taku
Posted on 05 Aug 2014

The Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria has signed a generous three-year funding agreement (2014 to 2016) with the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. The funds will be allocated over three years, to strengthen institutions in Africa dealing with governance, the rule of law and general human rights in Africa.

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First ERSA Dynamic CGE Modelling Course
Department of Economics
Posted on 29 Jul 2014

The Department of Economics hosted the first Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling course during July 2014. The course was presented by Prof Peter Dixon and Prof Maureen Bleazby from the Centre of Policy Studies, now located at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.

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TuksSport athletes taking part in the Commonwealth Games
Vuyo Nxakala
Posted on 25 Jul 2014

The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) are held in Glasgow, Scotland from 23 July to 3 August 2014. It is the third largest multi-sport event after the Olympics and the Asian Games, and it will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland. Around 4 560 athletes will be competing in 17 different sports.

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Nobel Prize Laureate celebrated science on Mandela Day
Martie Meyer
Posted on 22 Jul 2014

‘Scientists love what they do and every day there is the possibility that they might discover something new and exciting,’ said Prof Martin C Michel, welcoming everybody to the Mandela Day Public Lecture on 18 July 2014.

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