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Three new NRF ratings
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

Congratulations to Prof Julian Müller (Practical Theology), Prof Piet Venter (Old Testament Studies), and Prof Cas Wepener (Practical Theology), who each were awarded a National Research Foundation (NRF) grading of C2.

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CIPS receives professional certification from SAQA
Department of Business Management
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Africa recently received formal recognition by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the professional body for the procurement and supply profession in South Africa.

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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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Pinnacle of scholarly work celebrated with new monograph
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 23 Feb 2014

UP celebrates the printed monograph as the pinnacle of scholarly work – a highly specialised work of scholarship that each academic is trained to dream of achieving.
This was the message that Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, conveyed at the recent launch of the book The Chemistry of Matter Waves by Prof Jan Boeyens, extraordinary professor at UP’s Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship.


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UP ranked for its Accounting Education research
Department of Accounting
Posted on 21 Feb 2014

The University of Pretoria was ranked 13th out of 255 universities for Accounting Education research in 2013 by the Birmingham Young University Accounting Research Rankings for 2013. Three staff members of UP’s Department of Accounting in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were also placed on this prestigious ranking list

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Strengthening the Rule of Law by Following the German Model?
Erika de Wet
Posted on 20 Feb 2014

On 16 and 17 May the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria is hosting a workshop titled: "The Implementation of International Law in South Africa – Strengthening the Rule of Law by Following the German Model?”

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Exciting research at the ERC to ensure that horses can travel ‘Midge free’ internationally
N-J
Posted on 19 Feb 2014

The first phase of a scientific study investigating the efficacy of meshes and insecticides to protect horses that are being transported from being exposed to AHS has recently been completed and submitted to an international journal for publication

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Massive boost for research equipment at UP
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 19 Feb 2014

The University of Pretoria will be enabled to continue its pioneering research thanks to significant investment in cutting-edge scientific instrumentation, some of which has not been available before in South Africa or on the African continent.

The University of Pretoria (UP) is set to acquire advanced research equipment to the value of more than R55 million during 2014 following the approval of six funding applications submitted to the National Research Foundation (NRF). The NRF will contribute just more than R37 million, while the rest of the funding will be contributed by the University.

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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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Prof Josua Meyer lauded at World Education Congress
Renee Conradie
Posted on 18 Feb 2014

Prof Josua Meyer, Chair of the School of Engineering and Head of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, has received an international award as Best Professor in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering. Prof. Meyer is among the top 1% of engineering academics in the world.

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