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Dean of Education amongst SA’s most influential women in business and government 2012
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 30 Jul 2012

The Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof Irma Eloff, is one of the top three Most Influential Women in Business and Government in South Africa in 2012 – in the Education category.

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Latest PULP publication on Intellectual Property in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 19 Jun 2012

The latest publication from the Pretoria University law Press is the Adams & Adams Practical Guide to
Intellectual Property in Africa. Download your free copy now!

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There is no business like show business
Department of Marketing Management
Posted on 13 Sep 2013

The BComHons (Marketing Management) group was challenged to create a marketing communication campaign for the Atterbury Theatre. This took place during a visit to the Atterbury Theatre in August 2013.

Mrs Paulette Reyneke, Atterbury Theatre Manager, provided the students with background information on the theatre and its activities. The marketing challenge was specifically targeted at the corporate market and integrating social media into the campaign.

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Strong educational links between Azerbaijan and SA discussed
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 13 Sep 2013

Talks about the development of strong educational links between the republics of Azerbaijan and South Africa took place at the Tourism Management Division in the Faculty Economic and Management Sciences.

Prof Dr Jafar Jafarov, Rector of the Azerbaijan Tourism Institute, the first wholly tourism-focused university in Azerbaijan, visited the Division to discuss the foundation of strong reciprocal links between the two universities for an exchange of academic staff and students up to doctorate level as well as collaborative tourism-research projects.

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Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training unveils infrastructure expansions at University of Pretoria
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 12 Sep 2013

Prof Cheryl de la Rey, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, together with Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana, turned the sod for the start of a number of construction projects to expand infrastructure at the University’s Faculties of Health Sciences and Veterinary Sciences. These infrastructure extensions were made possible by the grant from the Department of Higher Education and Training’s National Skills Fund, and will enable an increase of the student intake in both the above faculties.

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Opinion piece: September is Deaf Awareness Month in South Africa
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 12 Sep 2013

Helen Keller said deafness is a worse misfortune than blindness because blindness separates us from things whilst deafness separates us from people. Deafness is not a loss of life but the loss of access to life through the natural means of hearing as the key to communication.

Loss of hearing is classified across degrees of severity and across the frequencies (pitch) of the sounds humans can hear. Deafness commonly refers to the severe and profound degrees of hearing loss but any degree of loss is bound to cause some form of disability.

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Faculty of Veterinary Science hosts another successful Faculty Day
CvB
Posted on 12 Sep 2013

The Faculty of Veterinary Science recently hosted its annual Faculty Day, an event that provides its researchers an opportunity to present the results of their work and share it with colleagues and peers. A total of 18 oral and 13 poster presentations were on this year’s programme.

The prestigious Sir Arnold Theiler Memorial Lecture was delivered by Prof Marian C Horzinek, Professor Emeritus of Virology and Viral Diseases of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University and former Director of the Graduate School of Animal Health, Utrecht University.

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University of Pretoria rated as one of world's top 500 universities
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 10 Sep 2013

The University of Pretoria (UP) is among the top 500 universities in the world and one of the big five in South Africa.

Academic peers globally consider UP to be among the top 310 institutions, delivering education and research while the job market places UP at number 311 in producing the best graduates.

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Theology professors rated
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 09 Sep 2013

The Faculty of Theology is elated by the exceptional achievement of six of its professors, whose recent applications with the National Research Foundation (NRF) have been successful. The Faculty now boasts fifteen NRF-rated researchers.

The newly rated professors are Johann Meylahn, Yolanda Dreyer, Ernest van Eck, Graham Duncan, Kobus Kok and Alphonso Groenewald.

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Official opening of the new Mining Industry Study Centre in October 2013
TuksAlumni
Posted on 09 Sep 2013

The School of Engineering in the University’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology has embarked on a growth strategy over the last decade to address the shortage of engineering skills in South Africa. This has resulted in a significant increase in the number of engineering students who need to be accommodated.


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