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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: “Fees Can Fall”Student Award

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation in partnership with the action research network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa is proud to announce a student award to enhance social and ecological wellbeing at UP.

We believe that the ‘fees must fall’ debate can open up space to turn our universities into places of ‘wellbeing for all’. We’re thus inviting UP students (individually or in a team) to design and implement innovative projects in 2017 that actually bring about social integration, solidarity, sustainability and equity at our university. Be creative: come up with innovative ideas to have a positive impact on the wellbeing of students and staff at all levels, and in any of our campuses.

For more information, see the full call below:

Fees can fall award

Sifting through the hype: The 2016 local elections — analysis and implications

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The Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria will be hosting a panel discussion, “Sifting through the hype: The 2016 local elections — analysis and implications” on Tuesday 13 September 2016 in the Department seminar room (21-16). Speakers include Mr Ebrahim Fakir of the Electoral Institute of South Africa and Ms Sithembile Mbete of UP Department of Political Sciences. They will be joined by the departments Ms Nompumelelo Runji. The seminar begins at 11:30 and for RSVP’s please contact wilma.martin@up.ac.za.

Call for Applications: TYRLP 2016

The 2016 Tuks Young Research Leader Programme (TYRP) is open for applications!

In 2015, our very own Dr Cori Wielenga was one of the inaugural TYRLP fellows.

This programme trains fellows in advanced leadership skills and empowers them to contribute to form a community within the University of the like-minded young researchers who possess qualities that will contribute to UP becoming and leading as a research intensive University.

The programme invites applications from early career researchers including junior lecturers, lecturers, senior lecturers and research fellows (with a minimum of 2 years experience) from all disciplines, including natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities.

For more information and the application form, please go to www.up.ac.za/ASLP_UP

To download the application and call, go to: http://www.up.ac.za/en/centre-for-the-advancement-of-scholarship/article/2038905/call-for-applications

Applications will close at 12pm on the 22nd of August 2016.

Atlantic Future experts meet UP Young Innovators

During the GovInn Week 2014, the researchers gathered for the ATLANTIC FUTURE workshop, took part in a working lunch with postgraduate students from the University of Pretoria.

Thirty six prominent students (‘UP Young Innovators’) from a variety of different disciplines such as political science, engineering and the natural sciences, were selected to participate to the event that to place on 7 June 2014. During thelunch, the students had the opportunity to discuss some of the key themes of the ATLANTIC FUTURE such as security, the environment, institutional cooperation and migration, among others, with Project’s senior researchers R. Andreas Kraemer (Ecologic Institute), Camila Pastor (CIDE), Inês Sousa (FGV), and Madeleine Goerg (GMF). More on the ATLANTIC FUTURE website