Two weeks of targeted national and international engagements for MUT

From left, Professor Ramogale, Dr Godson Gatsha, from the Botswana Open University, and Cyril Ndaba, SA’s former Consul-General in California, US, at the International Week

For two weeks in a row, MUT has been at the centre of national and international engagements. Last week, MUT hosted the teaching and learning conference, “The future of Higher Education, where do we go from here”, which gathered various academics to find solutions on how best the South African higher education could remain relevant and beneficial to students despite challenges encountered as a result of global lockdowns since March 2021.

This week, MUT hosted the inaugural International Week (I-week) with participants from Europe, Africa, United States and Canada. Nationally, participation also came from universities, eThekwini Municipality, Moses Kotane Institute, and MUT staff. The feather in the cap was the participation of Chief Executive Officers of top organisations, such as CIBD, and the endorsement by the MUT Founder, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. The University’s Strategy 2025 is the driving force behind its internationalisation agenda.

Professor Marcus Ramogale, Acting Vice-Chancellor & Principal at MUT, has given full support to the University’s internationalisation agenda. Professor Ramogale also fully participated in the design of the I-Week and this is his new baby that is moving on the fast lane. Within a week, the University has begun to have an insight of more spin-offs ahead. There are two fruitful MoAs that are in the pipeline and more activities underway to ensure that the Internationalisation Strategy is being implemented. There is a lot of excitement as MUT enters this new chapter of internationalisation with the office of the VC at the helm of this agenda.