At a SASUF feedback workshop hosted by the University of Mpumalanga on 18 – 20 October 2022, the MUT brand stood tall among the top universities of South Africa. MUT, which is newly registered with SASUF, contributed 6% of the research projects during the SASUF Goes Digital Conference.
The boldness and audacity to stand tall among research-led universities and those that have been with SASUF since 2018, gives hope to MUT. Well done, MUT, we see you. No more turning back.
“I am thankful to all my colleagues for this humungous support. It was not easy to deliver on such a huge mandate in less than two months but everyone rose to the occasion and participated. Now we get ready for the next leg of SASUF collaborations. Those that did not participate last time may still participate in the new call for virtual grants (https://www.sasuf.org/virtual-exchange-grants). Those who attended a session organised by Professor Nokuthula Sibiya should approach her office for assistance with the art of grantsmanship,” said Mbali Mkhize, Senior Director: MarComms.
“The call promises a lot of professional growth in academia and/or research. For example, anyone looking to update an already existing course, project, summer school, living lab and others with virtual elements or who wishes to incorporate an exchange of virtual guest lecturers or virtual projects/assignments for students, should apply. This dovetails with our internationalisation strategy which has Internationalisation at Home as part of its value proposition,” she added.
Academics and researchers will have an opportunity to plan and implement new joint courses, projects, summer schools, and learning labs with teachers and students from both countries.