Vice-Chancellor, Prof Chris Nhlapo, just lately hosted Dr Moncef Meddeb and Vincent Perrier, a delegation from the Embassy of France in South Africa on the Cape City Lodge College.
Nhlapo stated the aim of the go to was to strengthen CPUT’s present collaboration partnerships with the French “taking the teachings learnt from the profitable F’SATI (French South African Institute of Know-how) and increasing to the North and West of France”. The Vice-Chancellor stated: “We need to strengthen employees and scholar exchanges… How CPUT goes to take part within the one week in-person occasion in France devoted to the promotion of the South-African increased training and analysis landscapes.”
The Embassy of France in South Africa is organising the efforts with all French and South African stakeholders, to rearrange a one week in-person occasion in France dedicated to the development of the South-African increased training and analysis landscapes between all concerned Greater Training Establishments in France. “The participation of the South African universities is vital for a profitable week and to realize the target of increasing the bilateral scientific and educational cooperation. All South African universities are invited to specific their pursuits and take part on this week-long occasion in France, to be held between 27 June 2022 and a couple of July 2022,” the French Embassy assertion learn.
The occasion will embrace shows and discussions that can showcase the South African educational panorama and present partnerships, and “will talk about the present devices and a few related concepts and avenues for future partnerships. All French Greater Training Establishments are invited to attend and contribute to the discussions, as effectively”.
Throughout the occasion on the Lodge College, Prof Veruscha Fester – Assistant Dean: Analysis, Know-how Innovation and Partnerships, Dr Bongani Ncube and Prof Oscar Philander made shows and gave an summary of the School of Engineering and the Constructed Setting. In the meantime, Prof Joseph Kioko, Dean of the School of Utilized Sciences with Prof Jessy Van Wyk, Dr Sune Henning, and Prof Maretha Opperman offered shows and an summary of the School of Utilized Sciences.
Reflecting on the outcomes of the occasion, Nhlapo stated: “It was a wonderful assembly with nice concepts and prospects being that of together with Utilized Sciences (Agrifood Know-how Station, Chocolate making and many others) and Water Analysis, particularly the newly acquired Analysis Chair by Dr Ncube from Engineering,” he continued.
“As we usually say, ‘collaborate or collapse, we consider in collapsing the boundaries to collaboration’. It means growing our footprint in France and consolidating on the profitable partnership we have already got with the French. It additionally means strengthening and monitoring our present programme with the French.”
Nhlapo additionally revealed a few of the agreements he had with the delegation following a closed assembly, “We agreed on plenty of initiatives to strengthen and maintain our relationships. We agreed on employees and scholar exchanges. We additionally agreed with them helping us in our recruitment drive for a Analysis Chair in Nano-Satellite tv for pc”.
Nhlapo additionally revealed that the College goals to increase the resort college, “They [French] are additionally recognized for the artwork of French Gastronomy”. “Ferrandi on the coronary heart of Paris is thought world-wide in culinary arts and hospitality administration. It’s subsequently our intention to strengthen this space for our Lodge College.”
Written by Aphiwe Boyce