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  • Alumnus: Dr Francois Stofberg

    Posted on May 04, 2020

    During the virtual graduation ceremony at UP on 15 April 2020, 16 doctorates were conferred by the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS). In the coming weeks, these exceptional achievers will be profiled in a Q&A series. This week the spotlight is on During the virtual graduation...

  • COVID-19: The way we respond to this crisis will define our economic future

    Posted on April 16, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic requires unprecedented health and economic responses. The health response is an example of efficiency and speed. The economic response is lagging behind and seems uncertain. It is not for a lack of will, but a lack of ammunition. The upheaval will leave South Africa...

  • Congratulations to autumn 2020 EMS graduates

    Posted on April 15, 2020

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) wishes to congratulate all the graduates who received their qualifications in absentia during the recent virtual graduation ceremony presided over by UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe.

  • Prof Gupta joins African Economic Forum Board of Economists

    Posted on April 09, 2020

    The African Economic Forum (AEF) has nominated Prof Rangan Gupta from the Department of Economics to become a member of its Board of Economists for a two-year term.

  • Student who clinched 2019 undergraduate Budget Speech Competition prize is ‘a symbol of the high-quality graduates’ at UP

    Posted on March 12, 2020

    UP BCom Honours Investment Management student Matifadza Bingudza, the undergraduate winner of the 2019 Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition, is “a symbol of the high-quality graduates” that the University produces, says Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe.

  • UP student wins Budget Speech Competition

    Posted on March 06, 2020

    Matifadza Bingudza, an honours student in Investment Management at the University of Pretoria, has been crowned the winner of the undergraduate category of the annual Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition.

  • COMMENT: Captain Marvel can teach us a lot about women’s role in decision-making, says UP professor

    Posted on December 20, 2019

    Superhero movies attract increasing attention from viewers of all ages. Recent ones such as Black Panther triggered discussions on current societal challenges. The most recent example is that of Captain Marvel – the first movie of the Avengers series with a female protagonist.

  • Department of Economics celebrates top achievers

    Posted on December 11, 2019

    Top performing achievers in the field of Economics and Econometrics were honoured when the Department of Economics hosted its annual awards ceremony recently. UP alumna Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, who is also the Chancellor of Nelson Mandela University and former Minister of Public Service and...

  • Will renewables cut electricity prices in South Africa? It’s complex

    Posted on November 13, 2019

    The transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energies is a global pursuit. But it’s faster and more intensive in some countries than others. Take the case of South Africa.

  • Commercii committee closes their term with a big bang

    Posted on October 15, 2019

    The 2018/19 Executive Committee (EC) of Commercii, the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ faculty house, attended the UP Student Development Awards on 7 October 2019 at the Groenkloof Campus.

  • UP's Prof Inglesi-Lotz elected 2019/20 co-chair of the SA Young Academy of Sciences

    Posted on October 15, 2019

    Professor Roula Inglesi-Lotz from the Department of Economics was elected as one of the two co-chairs of the South African Young Academy of Sciences (SAYAS) at the Academy’s annual general meeting, held on 9 October 2019.

  • 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).

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