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TUT Strengthens Ties With Sweden’s Top Agricultural University

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TUT Strengthens Ties With Sweden’s Top Agricultural University

The Division for Internationalization at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) held a meeting on Thursday, 25 May 2023, with a delegation from the leading Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), to discuss how to develop partnerships for international student and staff exchange programs.

TUT Strengthens Ties With Sweden’s Top Agricultural University

In welcoming the distinguished visitors, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Engagement, Dr Vathiswa Papu-Zamxaka said, “It is an endorsement of the university’s role and impact, not just in South Africa but also across the continent, that one of the leading and noteworthy agriculture universities in Sweden is meeting with us.”.”

TUT Strengthens Ties With Sweden’s Top Agricultural University

TUT and Swedish delegates building collaborative research opportunities into study abroad programs.

TUT and Swedish Universities can partner on collaborative research, teaching, student exchange, and resource sharing based on discussions with the delegation. In this month’s newsletter, Dr Papu-Zamxaka summarized the SASUF meeting held earlier this year.

The Vice Chancellor of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Prof Ylva Hillbur, explained that the research collaboration between Sweden and South Africa is strong and indicated that it is important to promote opportunities for growth.

A collaborative agreement will be finalized between the Swedish delegation and TUT based on the interactions between the two delegations.

Some of the low hanging fruits include

  • Joint research.
  • Academic exchange programs for students and staff.
  • Co-supervision of students.
  • Funding beyond Erasmus plus.
  • Collaboration and stakeholder engagement via the Swedish Embassy in SA and SA Embassy in Sweden.
  • Dual-doctoral programmes
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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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