MUT to collaborate with a US Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) on the EnergyWaterFood nexus summit

Professor Nokuthula Sibiya

The university is inviting representatives of the media houses to a media briefing that will take place on 7 February 2024, at its main campus’ Council Chamber at the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) where the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement (RIE), Professor Nokuthula Sibiya, will address them on the 2024 EnergyWaterFood Nexus Summit scheduled for 1-4 July  2024. The University will collaborate with the United States’ Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of the Environment.

Among the areas that Professor Sibiya will focus on include the MUT’s 5-year RIE Plan. The research vision of MUT is that by 2025, the University will be internationally recognised as a research-informed institution that delivers excellent research with social and economic impact, fosters a research ethos that provides an outstanding student learning experience and is globally connected in addressing societal and economic challenges.

Professor Sibiya will give the reasons for the collaboration, and why it is with FAMU’s School of the Environment which is leading this initiative. This will include the strength of FAMU as an agricultural university and mechanical university, and MUT’s well-laid-out plan to have international partners at strategic locations around the globe.

The theme for the Summit “What We Want Is Possible,” is also a call for action to recruit and train a new generation of student scientists who are ready to provide solutions to the vexing challenges of the environment.

Please look out for information on these meetings from our Department of Marketing and Communications”, said Professor Sibiya.