Fast-paced internationalization route

Dr Manyane Makua led an MUT team to France

As the country prepares to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day on 18 July, one of Mandela’s quotes, which says, “It always seems impossible until it’s done”, resonates with the fast-paced route that Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) has taken with the support of the Acting Vice-Chancellor & Principal, Professor Marcus Ramogale.

While MUT’s internationalization has been more towards the US and the UK, this week, once more affirmed that MUT is moving faster with its internationalization agenda and has now penetrated the European market.

Last week, MUT reported on multiple engagements at French universities, in Paris, north, east, and south of France. The engagements with one French university continued with the Acting DVC of Teaching & Learning chairing the meeting that should now seal MUT’s first French collaboration, a first in its 43 years of existence.

“This is groundbreaking, and I am very appreciative of the support from the Vice-Chancellor and from the Acting DVC of Teaching & Learning, Dr Manyane Makua, who ensured that the visit to France generated positive results right at the outset. His presence at the meeting held on Thursday with the new French partners gave an assurance that MUT has a clear strategy for internationalisation. The globalization aspect, which is articulated in MUT Strategy 2025, is now being firmed up through leadership from the top, including the involvement of the deans. The winners in this collaboration will be both staff and students”, said Mbali Mkhize, Senior Director: Marketing and Communication.