Marketing driven home by Porsche SA
Gelaai op 30 Oct 2013
If marketing can be compared to the adhesive between an organisation and its customers, the work done by the public relations team of a prestigious company like Porsche SA is quick-drying superglue. Last week, second-year marketing students had the opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of Porscheís marketing and branding strategy from Mr. Christo Kruger, Porscheís Public Relations Manager.
Unique group of scientists focus on animal and human health
Gelaai op 29 Oct 2013
Of the more than 1 400 pathogens (micro-organisms that can cause disease) that affect humans, about 60% are zoonotic, indicating that the disease can be transmitted from wild and domestic animals to humans. On average, the emergence of new diseases occurs every eight months, of which more than 70% originate as animal diseases.
Conversation Groups projects for individuals with acquired communication disorders celebrated
Dr Glenn Goldblum
Gelaai op 24 Oct 2013
The Conversation Groups for individuals living with aphasia and cognitive-communication disorders in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria held their annual Open Evening on 16 October. The Groups comprise individuals with communication disorders following a stroke (aphasia), and a traumatic brain injury (cognitive-communication disorders).
International student at UP honoured for making impact in Africa
Gelaai op 22 Oct 2013
By thinking out of the box and exploring the idea to place business and community development in a box, an international student at UP studying industrial engineering has made it to a list of young movers and shakers on the continent.
Hasan Darwis, a final-year student from Syria, was recently named one of the top 35 foreigners under the age of 35 who are making an impact in Africa. The list was compiled by the organisation Young People in International Affairs (YPIA) after nominations from all over the world were submitted.
Engineering student receives Eskom Chairmanís University Award
Gelaai op 30 Sep 2013
Marilize Everts received the University Award (Open Category) at the Eskom Chairmanís Awards for her outstanding achievement in Engineering. In the Open Category students from all universities and all disciplines are competing against each other.
After matriculating from HoŽrskool Waterkloof with nine distinctions, Marilize finished her degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pretoria, maintaining an average of 89%.
UP Campus Tours celebrates a decade of serving heritage
Gelaai op 30 Sep 2013
In a fitting conclusion to Heritage month, the honours students enrolled for Heritage and Cultural Tourism in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies celebrated ten years of UP Campus tours (UPCT). On Saturday 28 September postgraduate students who completed the honours degree in BHCS over the past decade and were involved in the running of UPCT gathered from across the nine provinces of South Africa with some coming from as far as Nigeria to celebrate this milestone. This included two of the founding members Cassie Carstens and Vicky Heunis (neť van Schalkwyk).
Tuks opinions: Preserving and Promoting Heritage at UP
Prof Karen Harris
Gelaai op 23 Sep 2013
September is heritage month. It is a month that includes the public holiday Heritage Day (24 September) that is embraced across the rainbow nation in both the public and private sector Ė albeit through official commemorative functions or unofficial braais. It is perceived as a day for nation-building where we celebrate who we are and what we cherish, while it is also promoted as a day for building bridges across our diverse society.
UP Historical and Heritage Studies Professor maintains international Chinese position
Gelaai op 20 Sep 2013
Professor Karen Harris of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies in the Faculty of Humanities has again been re-elected as the African representative on the executive board of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO).
Faculty of Veterinary Science hosts another successful Faculty Day
Gelaai op 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 yearís 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.