Top UP Econometrics alumnus excels at LSE
Posted on September 09, 2020
Ms Katie Kironde, who passed her BCom Econometrics and honours degrees at UP with distinction in 2014 and 2015, completed her MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) this year, graduating with merit.
Prestigious scholarship granted to Economics alumnus
Posted on September 09, 2020
Mr Pieter Scribante, a top alumnus of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ Department of Economics, has received the prestigious Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MSc degree in Political Science and Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Alumna profile: Dr Adél Bosch
Posted on May 25, 2020
“The PhD process gives you the confidence to take on any task, no matter how big and to persevere and get it done. It teaches you how to break largescale problems into smaller pieces. This in turn assists in making better decisions at work and provides more provoking thoughts on...
Alumnus: Dr Victor Ngobeni
Posted on May 11, 2020
Being involved in public policy and the shaping of the everyday lives of poor people, is the most rewarding aspect of his current position as Director: Water and Sanitation and COGTA (Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs), says Dr Victor Ngobeni. Along with 15 other PhD...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 April 10, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Prof Inglesi-Lotz honoured at DST Women in Science Awards
Posted on August 21, 2017
Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz, an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria, was named the Distinguished Young Woman Researcher in the Humanities and Social Sciences category at the Department of Science and Technology (DST)'s annual Women in Science Awards on 17...
EMS tops the local 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject
Posted on March 13, 2017
This year's edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject was published on 8 March 2017. The University of Pretoria has been ranked first in South Africa for Accounting and Finance, and placed in the 151–200 band (the top 4% of all participating institutions worldwide).