‘There is no short cut to success,’ says UP’s top economics researcher
Posted on January 20, 2022
“I just love doing research, asking questions and looking for answers. With economics not being a lab-focused discipline, I need to ensure that the research that I do adds value not only to the discipline, but also possibly to economic agents such as policy makers and investors,” says...
New research: how Covid-19 has made life harder for South African women
Posted on December 13, 2021
There is no doubt that the pandemic has had a devastating impact on South Africa and its economy. During economic crises, women often pay a heavy price and Covid-19 is no exception.
Student and supervisor duo win Best Paper Award
Posted on December 10, 2021
University of Pretoria (UP) PhD student Bianca Frost and her supervisor, Professor Elizabeth du Preez of the Department of Marketing Management, received the Best Paper Award at the Making Waves in Africa conference.
Two UP academics feature on prestigious Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers List 2021
Posted on November 16, 2021
Clarivate has recognised UP researchers Profs Rangan Gupta and Mike Wingfield as Highly Cited Researchers 2021, as demonstrated by the production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1%.
UP graduates’ research gets top honours at South African Institute of Professional Accountants awards competition
Posted on November 12, 2021
Three alumni of the Department of Accounting have been recognised by the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) for their postgraduate research.
EXPERT OPINION: Energy transitions – The role of institutions and market structures
Posted on October 07, 2021
With policymakers in pursuit of sustainable solutions for the global environmental crisis, the value of good governance should be seen as the first and main tool for achieving climate change mitigation, writes UP’s Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz.
EXPERT OPINION: Corruption in state-owned companies hurts low-skilled workers the most – researchers, including UP professor, show how
Posted on October 05, 2021
The poor performance of state-owned enterprises has a cascading effect throughout the economy. Researchers, including a UP professor, show how the poor families of low-skilled and unskilled workers bear the brunt of a weak economy.
UP ranked second best university in SA and Africa on uniRank global list
Posted on August 25, 2021
“The latest ARWU ranking results are an indication that UP is on track with its pursuit of becoming a research-intensive university,” said the University's Dr Mxolisi Masango.