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TUT Shines Through Partnerships with German Universities

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TUT Shines Through Partnerships with German Universities

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) enjoys increased institutional visibility, broadened global engagement and a growing pool of enduring strategic partnerships and collaborations, as demonstrated by the number of strategic agreements signed with the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm, Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Excellence Lab: Africa-Bavaria and industry partnerships in Germany.

Effectively managing these agreements is of utmost importance, as is robust monitoring to prevent them from becoming dormant. 

TUT Shines Through Partnerships with German Universities

TUT Shines Through Partnerships with German Universities

“It is imperative for TUT to provide opportunities for new enterprise initiatives and projects as the higher education environment changes and develops, according to Dr Vathiswa Papu-Zamxaka, the DVC of Research, Innovation, Internationalisation and Postgraduate Studies.

The partnerships with universities in Germany are a perfect example of our well-managed, vibrant and effective collaborations.

  • A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between TUT and Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HWST) in 2022.
  • The staff exchange programme at HSWT included a visit by a member of the Faculty of Science before the end of 2022.
  • Following that, TUT participated in a collaborative EU funding proposal with HSWT and other consortium partners.
  • It was successful in March 2023 to submit a funding proposal and an award letter for an amount of 880 Euros was obtained in August 2023.
  • A workshop on Climate Change Management was held at HSWT by the African-Bavarian Academy in June 2023, to which the DVC participated and presented.
  • A collaboration between Tshwane School for Business and Society (TSB) and Nuremberg Technical University Georg Simon Ohm has been in place since 2021. In addition to the renewed agreement until 2027, there are exchange programmes between students and staff – 11 students and 10 staff are included.
  • The Excellence Lab: Enhancing Research and Innovation Cooperation Between Africa and Bavaria on Environmental Protection and the Circular Economy is led by Prof Mammo Munchie, DST/NRF Research Professor at the Faculty of Management Sciences.
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Since 2019, the University has had effective agreements with consulting firms and other service providers in the German Development Cooperation.

The solar dryer machine was also sponsored by Covestro Deutschland AG. Our academic and scientific progress has been endlessly enriched by these partnerships, and many more,” she said.

  • For more information on the Tshwane University of Technology, please contact Phaphama Tshisikhawe, Corporate Affairs and Marketing.
  • Tel: +27 12 382 4711
  • Email: [email protected]

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