The return to some kind of normalcy after two years under the Covid-19 yoke has offered Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) an opportunity to showcase some of its fine achievements. On 16 September 2022, the University held its annual Research Awards to celebrate the achievements of MUT scholars who are producing knowledge in various fields.
The Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal of MUT, Professor Marcus Ramogale, reminded staff that last year MUT was recognised by the National Research Foundation for its upward trajectory and quality of research output. In contextualising the event, Professor Ramogale said the improvement of the University’s research raised expectations. Professor Ramogale said MUT had changed from what it was in 2009. Professor Ramogale described the situation as “chalk and cheese”, and that there was “more coming our way. We are here because of our researchers. We urge you to do more.”
Professor Ramogale also said that the University’s research output was commended by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).