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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 - 2013)
DUR
Posted on 06 Dec 2013

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Professor Cheryl de la Rey, on behalf of the University community, joins South Africa and the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela.

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The University conferred an Honorary Doctorate to Prof Tjeerd Plomp
DUR
Posted on 10 Apr 2014

Tjeerd Plomp is emeritus professor at the University of Twente, Enschede in the Netherlands. He holds an MSc in Mathematics (1964) and a PhD in Education (1974), both from the Free University Amsterdam.

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New technique finds anti-HIV compounds in indigenous plant species
DUR
Posted on 10 Apr 2014

An indigenous grey-leaved shrub with clusters of tiny honey-scented flowers has given University of Pretoria researcher Dr Heino Heyman all the proof that he wanted: that nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based techniques can speed up the testing of various compounds to see which can be used at best to develop HIV medicines

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Economics PhD recipient appointed at the University of Chicago
Department of Economics
Posted on 10 Apr 2014

Dr Jacques Ngoie Kibambe, who received his MPhil (2005) and his PhD (2009) in Economics from the University of Pretoria, has recently been offered the opportunity to join the Becker-Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, as a research fellow. During his two-year fellowship he will be researching household bargaining and its impact on educational attainment in South Africa.

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UP student recipient of Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation Prestige Prize in Architecture
Nico Botes
Posted on 09 Apr 2014

Mr Craig Mitchell, a student in the Department of Architecture at UP, is one of three recipients of bursaries worth R50 000 each. At a function in Durban last Thursday evening, Dr Riaan Els, CEO of the Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation, announced the three recipients.

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Dr Lucy Montgomery on Open Access and monograph publishing
Elsabe Olivier
Posted on 18 Feb 2014

The Department of Library Services invites you to attend this lecture by Deputy Director at Knowledge Unlatched, Lucy Montgomery. Dr Montgomery will focus on monograph publishing and its impact and the challenges it faces across the globe

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Journey to a world-class academic department
DUR
Posted on 08 Apr 2014

In the 70 years that The Department of Surgery at University of Pretoria has been in existence it has produced internationally sought after general medical doctors and generalist surgeons. The new focus of the department is to develop specialised specialist surgeons and academic clinician scientists while retaining its excellence in training general medical doctors and generalist surgeons.

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Alexander Melck wins at SAFTAs
Drama Department
Posted on 07 Apr 2014

Alexander Melck, an MA student at the Drama Department, won the presitigious South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Editing of a Documentary Short.

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Have airlines created their own currency?
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 07 Apr 2014

At the recent 17th Hamburg Aviation Conference in Germany, Prof Berendien Lubbe, of the Tourism Management Division in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, warned that the number of unredeemed passenger airline miles is reaching what some have termed “catastrophic proportions”. Prof Lubbe was the only South African invited to present a paper at the conference.

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Postgraduate Students Crossing Boundaries in Tourism Research
Department of Historical and Heritage Studies
Posted on 04 Apr 2014

The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was once again invited to showcase their growing research capacity at the annual research colloquium of the National Department of Tourism (NDT). The UP Department was well represented by the team members of an ongoing research project on the harmonisation of tourist guide standards across the Southern African region.

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