As part of a spinoff to the South Africa Higher Education and Research Week in Paris, France organised by the French Embassy in June and July 2022, MUT has further strengthened its relations with the French Embassy and the Department of Higher Education and Training’s International Relations department.
The rationale for strengthening this relationship is to add value to MUT’s Internationalisation Strategy 2025 which seeks to elevate the internationalisation experience of staff and students. On Thursday, 9 March 2023, an online meeting took place which was attended by Dr Moncef MEDDEB, the French Education Attaché and Gail VERMAAK, representing Campus France – South Africa, MUT staff from MarComms representing international student recruitment, and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) represented by Dr Temwa Moyo, Deputy Director of International Scholarships, and Kea Lethlaku, also from the International Scholarships unit at DHET.
Both Dr MEDDEB and Dr Moyo have visited MUT on different occasions. To further internationalise Campus MUT, the stakeholders have agreed that they will visit MUT on 17 and 18 April 2023 to recruit MUT students to consider taking an interest in Education Abroad opportunities.
In addition, MUT will also take the partners to top performing schools as DHET needs to send some students to Republic of Hungary and Russia for undergraduate scholarships.
“I think MUT is on a good trajectory by involving the schools to do an uptake on internationalisation. This will help them build dreams about internationalisation and help them understand how to better serve communities. Being exposed internationally at a younger age helps students and learners to understand their roles in how to engage at a global level and to help solve global problems,” said Dr MEDDEB. The office of the Registrar has also extended an invitation to the French Embassy to get a taste of at least one or two MUT graduations scheduled from mid-April.