UP Law's Dr Melanie Murcott selected as participant in DHET Future Professors Programme Phase 1: Cohort 2.

Posted on February 03, 2021

Please join the Faculty of Law (UP Law) at the University of Pretoria (UP) in congratulating Dr Melanie Murcott in the Department of Public Law on her selection as a participant in the DHET Future Professors Programme Phase 1: Cohort 2. 

According to the DHET's call for applications, the objectives of this programme are 'to prepare promising early career academics to become a new cohort of South African professors across the disciplines. The Call, the second of three in successive years, seeks to identify a group of the country’s most talented young academics to benefit from a structured and intense programme aimed at accelerating their readiness for the professoriate. Thus, it aims to produce a critical mass of academic excellence and leadership within South African Higher Education.’

Murcott is one of only three UP academics selected to partake in this programme. Her selection follows a rigorous review of all nominees by a selection panel with recommendations made to the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande.

In her congratulatory note to Murcott, Dean Elsabe Schoeman writes that 'This is a wonderful opportunity and UP Law wishes Dr Murcott the very best. Congratulations, Melanie, this is well deserved and as a Faculty we are very proud of you!'

- Author Elzet Hurter
Published by Elzet Hurter

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