Research News

  • Conversation Series

    Posted on May 22, 2018

    On 20 April 2018, the School of Public Management and Administration hosted the first Conversation Series of the year at the UP Conference Centre. Prof William Gumede, who is the Chairperson of Democracy Works Foundation and a Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of...

  • SPMA hosts article-writing workshop

    Posted on April 11, 2018

    During the week of 12 to 16 March 2018, the School for Public Management and Administration (SPMA) hosted Prof Michiel de Vries from the Radboud University in the Netherlands to facilitate a writing workshop for all colleagues.

  • UP renews extensive partnership with Kehl University

    Posted on March 09, 2018

    UP’s School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) has renewed its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) of Friendship and Cooperation with the Hochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung Kehl – University of Applied Sciences (Kehl University).

  • Dr Mazenda participates in research staff exchange in Germany

    Posted on February 16, 2018

    Dr Adrino Mazenda, lecturer in the School of Public Management and Administration, visited the University of Applied Sciences in West Germany from 14 to 26 January 2018. The visit was a research staff exchange on the topic of migration and food security, funded by the University of...

  • SPMA academics present at EduLearn Conference in Spain

    Posted on September 13, 2017

    Ms Brenda Vivian and Prof Lianne Malan from the School of Public Management and Administration delivered a paper at the EduLearn Conference in Barcelona, Spain, during July 2017, entitled ‘Discipline embedded academic literacy interventions: evaluating an instructional scaffolding and...

  • Prof Thornhill to serve as African co-editor of Local Economy journal

    Posted on September 07, 2017

    The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit of the London South Bank University, published by Sage, has appointed Prof Chris Thornhill as its co-editor for Africa, effective from August 2017. Prof Thornhill, professor emeritus in the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA), brings...

  • Research and teaching excellence celebrated at EMS Awards

    Posted on June 28, 2017

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences celebrated the excellent research and teaching and learning achievements of academic staff members at the prestigious annual EMS Awards Function, which was held on 21 June 2017.

  • EMS Dean's List Awards function honours academic excellence

    Posted on June 06, 2017

    Prof Elsabé Loots, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria, hosted top academic achievers in the Faculty at the prestigious annual Dean's List Awards function on 16 May 2017.

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