Canadian & South African Universities Establish “Gateway to Africa Partnership”

Over the last few years, two universities from opposites sides of the world have been working to establish a long-term partnership  to create a unique educational and research collaborations.

The deans of engineering at McMaster University in Canada and University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa have signed a memorandum of understanding  which aims to unite the two institutions on several key areas, including: Enhancing engineering curricula, encouraging young engineers, augmenting
faculty skills, building on pedagogical tools (such as McMaster’s renowned experiential and problem-based, and service learning) and, ultimately, mentor and inspire the South African engineering
leaders of the future.

The partnership was inspired by  a UKZN alumnus,  Trueman Goba, who believes in societal transformation through engineering and education.  Goba is the Chairman of Hatch Goba Ltd, a South Africa-based division of Hatch, a major Canadian engineering firm.

 

For the full press release on this partnership, please click here:
http://www.gedcouncil.org/sites/default/files/GatewayToAfricaPartnership.pdf