Economics department adds up successes

11 December 2006

Shining brightly: Gillian Einhorn, a Fulbright winner, was one of the shining stars in the School of Economics in 2006.

The School of Economics has enjoyed a banner year, with many December graduates -and non-graduates - winning top awards, scholarships and honours. So, for example, 16 of the top 20 finalists in this year's Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition are postgraduate students from the school. In addition, four of the five students in the Western Cape in line for a Rhodes scholarship hail from the school. Master's student Celeste Coetzee won the Economic Society Founders Medal for her thesis. Then graduates Gillian Einhorn, Dan Bieber and Charles Atkins, as well as non-graduate Rob Garlick, attended the Brightest Young Minds annual conference, featuring 100 of the finest final-year and postgraduate students from around South Africa. Einhorn also picked up a Fulbright scholarship this year. She plans to continue her studies in international trade and development, in particular Chinese-African trade. Members of Einhorn's family have studied and taught at UCT for the past 115 years.

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