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Prof Theo van Wyk re-elected as National Secretary of Southern African Organists’ Society

Back Prof Theo van Wyk re-elected as National Secretary of Southern African Organists’ Society 9 June 2017 The Head of the Department of UP Arts, Prof Theo van Wyk, has been re-elected as the National Secretary of the Southern African Organists’ Society (SAKOV). He was first appointed in this capacity in 2012. Prof Van Wyk …

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Prestigious Henry Oppenheimer Fellowship awarded to Prof Robert Millar

Back Prestigious Henry Oppenheimer Fellowship awarded to Prof Robert Millar 9 June 2017 The prestigious Henry Oppenheimer Fellowship was presented to University of Pretoria (UP) and University of Cape Town (UCT) faculty member Professor Robert Millar on Friday, 2 June, for his work in neuroendocrinology. The Oppenheimer Fellowship is awarded to researchers and academics who …

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Opinion: The path towards a ‘human economy’ needs no help from elitist agendas

Back Opinion: The path towards a ‘human economy’ needs no help from elitist agendas 9 June 2017 The 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa held recently in Durban saw Oxfam release a paper titled ‘A human economy approach to inclusive growth in Africa‘. Essentially the paper calls for accountable governments and responsible corporations. It’s styled to fit …

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Prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship awarded to Prof Robert Millar

Back Prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship awarded to Prof Robert Millar 9 June 2017 The prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship was presented to University of Pretoria (UP) and University of Cape Town (UCT) faculty member Professor Robert Millar on Friday, 2 June, for his work in neuroendocrinology. The Oppenheimer Fellowship is awarded to researchers and academics who …

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UP graduate named face of the ‘Next generation of internal audit’

Back UP graduate named face of the ‘Next generation of internal audit’ 8 June 2017 The Global Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has selected Mr PietFrik Liebenberg as its face of the ‘Next generation of internal audit’. The feature puts the spotlight on recently qualified internal auditors who are part of the IIA’s Internal Auditing …

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University of Pretoria significantly improves its world ranking

Back University of Pretoria significantly improves its world ranking 8 June 2017 The University of Pretoria (UP) has significantly improved its ranking according to the QS World University Rankings 2018 published today. UP is now among the top 52% of ranked institutions. The QS World University Rankings rate the top tertiary institutions around the world …

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Election/appointment of Council members by the Convocation

Back Election/appointment of Council members by the Convocation 7 June 2017 The University of Pretoria plays an important role nationally and makes a significant contribution to South Africa’s international standing. Council is the University’s governing body and as such it has a fiduciary duty and is ultimately responsible for determining the University’s strategic direction. – …

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Opinion: African scientists are punching above their weight and changing the world

Back Opinion: African scientists are punching above their weight and changing the world 7 June 2017 Over the past five years, Africa’s contributions to the world’s research – that is, new knowledge – have varied from a low of 0.7% to the present and highest level of 1.1%. There are many reasons for Africa’s small contribution to world …

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