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13 February 2023

Increasing international engagement is one of the benefits of the Faculty of Arts and Design’s Cumulus membership. It is one example of such engagement that Prof Nalini Moodley, Executive Dean, met with Dr Rebecca Peake, Associate Dean: Global and Academic Partnerships, and Interim Head of Department: Psychology, Sociology, and Politics at Sheffield Hallam University (UK), for discussion of possible collaborations between them.

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The Cumulus Association promotes designers’ and artists’ positive role in shaping a better world through art and design education and research. It is the premier network for fostering collaboration, research and knowledge exchange among art and design educational institutions of higher learning.(international collaboration)

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) partnership project to address social challenges was discussed by Sheffield Hallam University’s Arts and Design Department and TUT’s Department of Visual Communication.

“The two universities’ priorities and objectives are closely aligned during the initial discussions, and it would be worthwhile for Dr Peake to visit us as part of her trip to South Africa,” says Prof Moodley.

“In terms of our Arts Festivals and international conference planned for 2024, we are interested in collaborating, developing collaborative opportunities for students and staff, creating staff networks, creating communities of practice, sharing practice, expanding our international footprint (especially our experience with decolonisation and Africanisation within the arts curricula),” says Professor Moodley.

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“A This Memorandum of Understanding aims to create a platform to foster the development of future-ready graduates who contribute to society and create opportunities for impactful research, innovation, engagement, and technology transfer to promote growth, development, sustainability, and our online presence,” she explains.

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