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  • Prospective EMS students win big on ChooseUP Day

    Posted on August 23, 2019

    Staff and students at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) welcomed thousands of prospective students who visited the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus to attend #ChooseUP Day on 17 August 2019.

  • Academic excellence celebrated at the EMS Dean’s List Awards

    Posted on August 01, 2019

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) hosted the annual Dean’s List Awards function on 23 July 2019, where top performers in the Faculty were celebrated for their outstanding academic achievements.

  • Prof Inglesi-Lotz co-leads Women in Science Working Group at Global Young Academy AGM

    Posted on May 17, 2019

    Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, attended the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Global Young Academy (GYA) in Halle, Germany, from 28 April to 3 May 2019.

  • UP student clinches second place in Budget Speech competition

    Posted on March 27, 2019

    André Lourens, a BCom Honours in Economics student, won R40 000 in prize money when he took second place in the undergraduate category of the Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition. Now in its 47th year, the competition is designed to motivate and incentivise South Africa’s most...

  • EMS impresses in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject

    Posted on March 04, 2019

    Leading global higher education marketing company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, in which the University of Pretoria has had a notable showing across various subjects. In this latest edition of the coveted rankings, UP has been placed in...

  • UP providing support for South Africa's SDG reporting

    Posted on March 01, 2019

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Pretoria is supporting the South African government in their reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a universal call to form partnerships to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people...

  • EMS students get ‘Ready for Work’

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    Five students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) have been selected as winners in the inaugural EMS Ready for Work Competition.

  • Top students recognised at the EMS Dean’s List Awards

    Posted on November 14, 2018

    Top performing students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were recently recognised during the annual EMS Dean’s List Awards function. The prestigious awards night is a highlight on the faculty calendar, as it honours both undergraduate and postgraduate students who have...

  • UP academics make up eight of 20 new members of top national Science Academy

    Posted on October 19, 2018

    Eight academics from the University of Pretoria (UP) are among 20 of the country’s leading scholars and scientists recently inaugurated as members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

  • UP makes Business and Economics debut on THE subject ranking

    Posted on October 18, 2018

    The University of Pretoria has made its debut on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject for Business and Economics, which incorporates the subject areas of business and management, accounting and finance as well as economics and econometrics. The recently released...

  • EMS top achievers honoured at Allan Gray awards function

    Posted on October 17, 2018

    Allan Gray, Africa's largest privately-owned investment management company, annually hosts an awards function to honour the top achievers in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

  • UP economics PhD graduate taught herself matric higher maths

    Posted on September 07, 2018

    Tumisang Loate taught herself higher grade maths when she was in grade 12. This week, she became Dr Loate when she was awarded her PhD in Economics at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences graduation ceremony.

  • Women’s month: Spotlight on EMS achievers

    Posted on August 24, 2018

    The national commemoration of Women’s Month offers an opportunity to not only pay homage to the women who took to the streets in 1956 to march against the unjust pass laws of the day, but also to celebrate a new generation of women who have taken the baton forward and are making a...

  • City of Tshwane benefits from Economics lectures

    Posted on August 08, 2018

    During July 2018, Dr Heinrich Bohlmann presented two lectures on economic modelling to City of Tshwane officials, including Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga, and various local and international delegates as part of the two-week long Inbound Economic Modelling and Benchmark Study 2018, hosted by the...

  • Economics hosts workshop for government officials

    Posted on August 02, 2018

    Prof Jan van Heerden and Dr Heinrich Bohlmann from UP’s Department of Economics and experts from the Centre of Policy Studies at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, hosted an economic model handover and training workshop for Gauteng Provincial Government officials during April 2018.

  • EMS honours research and teaching excellence

    Posted on June 21, 2018

    Academic staff in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were honoured for the excellence they achieved in teaching and learning, as well as research, at the prestigious annual EMS Awards Function, which was held on 6 June 2018.

  • South African Association for Energy Economics launched

    Posted on May 10, 2018

    Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz from the Department of Economics is the founding President of the South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE), the 30th recognised affiliate of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), which was launched in Pretoria on 26 April 2018.

  • Department of Economics co-hosts IAEE Energy Summit with City of Tshwane

    Posted on December 06, 2017

    On 1 November 2017, the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria, in partnership with the City of Tshwane, hosted the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) South Africa Summit at the Protea Hotel Fire and Ice!, Pretoria.

  • Regional General Equilibrium Modelling Course hosted at University of Pretoria

    Posted on November 22, 2017

    During the week of 18 to 22 September 2017, the Department of Economics in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences hosted a Regional General Equilibrium Modelling training course in collaboration with colleagues from the Centre of Policy Studies in Melbourne, Australia.

  • EMS academics inaugurated into prestigious science academies

    Posted on October 16, 2017

    The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) hosted its annual awards ceremony on 11 October 2017, where new members of ASSAf and the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) were also inaugurated.

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