New website launched

Posted by Johan Fourie on 2008-07-31

They say that the only constant thing, is change. Nowhere is this more evident than on the web. The rapidly changing nature of information and communications technology, even within slow-moving institutions such as universities, has required the Department of Economics to look at new ways to share the latest news, update information and communicate with colleagues and students. About six months ago, an idea was born.

Melt van Schoor has been the man to take charge of the new initiative. He, together with his small but dedicated team, have worked tirelessly in the last month to re-invent the way we look at departmental websites. While all the features of a good website still remains, the driving force behind the new site is the ability for lecturers to exchange information directly with their students.

Ease of use has been of primary importance. Working papers are directly loaded on to Repec, seminars are automatically uploaded and news stories are stored in archives.

The site is continuously under construction; improvements, renovations, updates are added daily. Tell us what you think about the new site, and how it can be improved, by sending email to [protected email address] .

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