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Click here for more information on the World Social Science Forum (WSSF) 2015, ICC, Durban, South Africa, 13 to 16 September 2015. Registration is now open.



Research seminar: Postmodernism and the young adult - 29/07/2014
From Department of Social Work & Criminology

We would like to invite you to a research seminar presented by the Department of Social Work & Criminology, University of Pretoria, to be held on 21 August 2014.

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Opinion: Time to liberate ourselves from a misleading statistic - 28/07/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

Is GDP really helping us measure the state of our economy? Or is it a misleading indicator that contributes to wrong policy decisions, especially at a time of growing unrest and dissatisfaction with the transformation of the economy? Read UP Political Sciences Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti in Business Day.

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UP staff member finds herself in a different league - 25/07/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

Fatima Cassim, who heads the Division of Information Design in the Department of Visual Arts in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria, sees increasing potential for design to address some of the complex social, environmental and political problems that society faces. She believes, in particular, that design thinking as a problem-solving methodology can help to envision and enable new futures and mobilise citizens to take action in more meaningful ways. In keeping with this viewpoint, she focuses on design activism and design citizenship in her doctoral thesis at UP.

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UP Fine Arts graduate overall winner of the Absa L’Atelier art competition 2014 - 24/07/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

The Absa L’Atelier art competition is South Africa’s most prestigious annual art event. The award to be won in this competition not only assures South Africa’s emerging artists of recognition, but also affords them the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. The competition is run in conjunction with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA). This year, recent UP graduate Liberty Battson was announced the overall winner for 2014.

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EUROSA Bursaries for two students of African-European Cultural Relations - 22/07/2014
From Department of Modern European Languages

Two UP students of the degree programme MA African-European Cultural Relations have been awarded a bursary to study in Europe.

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Public lecture by Professor Jean-Claude Guédon: 28 Jul
The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship and the Academy of Science for South Africa cordially invite you to a public lecture by Professor Jean-Claude Guédon from the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Montreal.

"How the centre-periphery structure of scientific communication emerged and what to do about it”

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