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Africa’s first academic risk institute launched

In a first for Africa, the Faculty of Commerce launched the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) in January 2014, a unique academic institute that will conduct research and deliver education and training in financial markets and risk management. “In the 21st century‚ capacity for situation-specific innovation in financial markets and risk […]

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Boosting tourism in SA

The Faculty of Commerce celebrated the launch of the Tourism Research Unit (UCT-TRU) in 2013, a specialist research and teaching unit within the School of Management Studies that will work to increase the knowledge base of the tourism industry in order to contribute to policy formation by business‚ governments and international organisations. UCT-TRU, which is […]

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stats and maths for Africa

The African Collaboration for Quantitative Finance and Risk Research (ACQuFRR) Unit continued its drive over the past year to advance the theory and application of modern quantitative, statistical and mathematical techniques to the modelling and risk management of financial products and markets – particularly as they apply in Africa. The unit, which is the research […]

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identifying the “pot holes” in road to economic success

The 2013 South African Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) research report published by the GEM South African team in the Development Unit for New Enterprise (DUNE) in the Faculty of Commerce had some good news for the South African economy. The research, which is the largest and most authoritative longitudinal study of entrepreneurship in the world, […]

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Research flowering at GSB

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) celebrated a record intake of PhD students in 2014, a clear indication that the school’s emphasis on research is paying off. In the past few years, research has gone from strength to strength, with 27 students registered for the PhD programme in 2014, including nine international students, and […]

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