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Prof De la Rey opens 2014 academic year
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 13 Feb 2014

Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, opened the 2014 academic year on 7 February. On the same occasion she led University staff in celebrating the 106th anniversary of the University’s inception on 10 February 1908.

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Professor Jonathan Jansen on true leadership
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 13 Feb 2014

Professor Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Free State, addressed a gathering to welcome 26 African students from all over the continent who are pursuing a master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at the University of Pretoria. The master’s programme is presented by 13 African universities under the stewardship of the Centre for Human Rights (CHR), Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. The event was attended by donors, members of the diplomatic corps, senior management of the University of Pretoria, students and members of the public.

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Family Medicine Wins the “Excellent Teaching Team” Award
Faculty Marketing & Communication
Posted on 13 Feb 2014

The first ever award made to a team by the Council of Higher Education Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of South Africa “National Excellence in Teaching Award” project was won by Professor Jannie Hugo and his team. As head of the Department of Family Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences University of Pretoria (UP), Hugo and his team have created an innovative platform to serve the educational needs of undergraduate and postgraduate medical and clinical associate students in 21st century South Africa.

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Two Tukkies through to FameLab semi-final at Scifest Africa
DUR
Posted on 12 Feb 2014

Two students from the University of Pretoria has been selected to participate in the next round of the country-wide FameLab-competition where young scientists are challenged to present their work in only three minutes in the most interesting and engaging way.

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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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Information Science researchers from University of Pretoria (UP) take critical look at ethical concerns and social impact of E-Toll
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 12 Feb 2014

Ignoring the social impact issues and information ethical concerns surrounding the e-toll system in Gauteng may have a serious impact on the eventual success of the project.

This was the finding of Ms Erin Hommes and Dr Marlene Holmner of the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria. The pair recently published a preliminary study where they objectively analyzed the Open Road Tolling system in the province by comparing it to similar international cases.

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Victor Pretorius Memorial Lecture 2014
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 12 Feb 2014

A Public Lecture in Celebration of the International Year of Crystallography by Professor Len Barbour. Prof. Barbour will be speaking on the discovery and characterisation of crystalline materials with unusual properties.


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New book challenges the popular interpretation of physics
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 11 Feb 2014

Prof Jan Boeyens, extraordinary professor at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, is taking a revolutionary leap in physics with the launch of his latest book, The Chemistry of Matter Waves, at UP’s Sci-Enza Auditorium on 19 February 2014.

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A tribute to James Alfred Loader at Theology’s Academic Opening service
Theology
Posted on 11 Feb 2014

A tribute will be dedicated to Prof Dr Dr James Alfred Loader in honour of his academic contribution on Monday, 17 February 2014, during the Faculty of Theology’s academic opening service. The service will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 at the Musaion on UP’s Hatfield Campus.

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Capacity Building in Air, Space and Telecommunications Law
Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA)
Posted on 10 Feb 2014

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria (UP), in collaboration with the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative of the South African Department of Trade and Industry, will facilitate capacity building in international air, space and telecommunications law. This event offers a unique opportunity for members of the civil service and industry to develop specialised skills in these areas of law.

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