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UP shines at Solar Energy Conference
Posted on 03 Feb 2014

Lecturers and postgraduate students from UP made a valuable contribution to the Second South African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC), held in Port Elizabeth at the end of January 2014. The focus of the papers was on heat transfer aspects of heat exchanger equipment that contributes to making concentrating solar power (CSP) systems more effective.

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TuksLaw champs again!
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 02 Feb 2014

The Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that its mooting team again won the National Rounds of the White & Case 55th Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition from 29 to 31 January 2014.

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UP Youth Choir to participate in Olympic Choir Games
Renee Conradie
Posted on 29 Jan 2014

The University of Pretoria’s Youth Choir were the winners of the Gauteng Choral Competition in October 2013 with a final mark of 91.7% - twenty percent higher than their closest rival. The choir will represent Gauteng Province at one of the biggest youth musical festivals in Europe, the Summa Cum Laude in Vienna, Austria, in July 2014. They have also been invited to participate in the World Choir Games, the Olympic choir competition in Riga, Latvia, following the competition in Austria.

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Liesel Ebersöhn new Secretary General of WERA
Posted on 22 Jan 2014

Prof Liesel Ebersöhn of the Department of Educational Psychology was elected as the new Secretary General of the World Education Research Association (WERA).

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HR students powering possibility in the South African workplace
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 21 Jan 2014

Madele Nelson, an Industrial Psychology master’s student emerged as one of the top three performers in Exxaro Resources’ Professionals-in-Training (PIT) programme for recent graduates. The company’s PIT programme serves as a “pipeline” through which young talent is recruited, trained and prepared for successful careers within Exxaro.

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New Deputy Dean appointed in Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
Posted on 21 Jan 2014

Prof Max Braun has been appointed as the new Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Education.
Prof Braun was Head of Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, since 2009. He has been acting as Deputy Dean since July 2013. Formerly, he was a Professor in the Department of Physics in the School of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria.

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