Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 - 2013)
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.
Dr Lucy Montgomery on Open Access and monograph publishing
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
UP Political Sciences professor interviewed by German television channel
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 24 Mar 2014
Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Sciences and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), was recently interviewed by German public broadcaster ZDF about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
UP Economics students awarded prestigious scholarships
Department of Economics
Posted on 20 Mar 2014
Two postgraduate students of the Department of Economics were awarded Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) scholarships. ERSA is a research programme which is being funded by the National Treasury of South Africa. What makes this achievement so remarkable is the fact that the University of Pretoria’s department, is the only Economics Department of SA universities of which two candidates received scholarships.
Research Focus: Three reasons to question Earnings Per Share
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 19 Mar 2014
Prof Johannes de Wet, Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria, says analysts and other users of financial statements should be wary of the pitfalls of reported Earnings Per Share (EPS) performance. “A questionable over-emphasis on short term EPS performance has resulted in a distorted view of true performance,” he says in an article published in the international journal, "Corporate Ownership and Control".
UP co-hosts CoE for Food Security
Posted on 14 Mar 2014
The recent announcement that the University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of the Western Cape together with their consortia partners, will co-host the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Food Security, will address some of the dire challenges of food security. The CoE provides an exciting opportunity to expand the work of the Institute for Food Nutrition and Well-being (IFNuW). The Institutional Research Theme it hosts was initiated with UPs strategic funding in 2011.
Research identifies positive parenting as critical mediator in HIV positive families
Posted on 14 Mar 2014
New research done in the Faculty of Education shows that positive parenting by mothers who are HIV positive is a very important mediator in respect of children’s ability to cope with their mothers’ illness. The research results suggest that interventions for women living with HIV, and for their children, should not only address maternal psychological functioning (depression and coping), but that it should also focus on parenting and promoting a positive approach.