Monday, 21 November 2022

SIP strengthens ties with German university

CLOSE RELATIONSHIP: Veronika Wäninger from Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences with CPUT delegation, Prof Judy Peter, Dr Fareed Ismail and Prof Veruscha Fester. CLOSE RELATIONSHIP: Veronika Wäninger from Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences with CPUT delegation, Prof Judy Peter, Dr Fareed Ismail and Prof Veruscha Fester.

The Strategic Initiatives and Partnership (SIP) Directorate recently hosted Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences who has an existing collaboration with the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences (FBMS).

The aim was to touch base with FBMS and to expand the collaboration to other faculties.

“In this regard, the SIP Office was contacted to engage in discussions as to how we can expand on the partnership, in particular there was interest with the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE),” said Dr Tasmeera Singh, Manager: International Relations SIP.

The CPUT delegation included SIP director, Prof Judy Peter, Prof Veruscha Fester: Assistant Dean: Research, Technology, Innovation & Partnerships (FEBE), Dr Fareed Ismail: Senior Lecturer/Researcher of FEBE and Xolelwa Bashala: Office Administrator of Strategic Initiatives and Partnership meanwhile Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences was represented by Veronika Wäninger: Non-EU Mobility of Stabsabteilung International Office.

Peter extended a warm welcome to everyone present in the meeting. Fester conducted a presentation about the FEBE which included the CPUT structure and background:
  • FEBE structure and governance
  • CPUT V2030 Focus areas applicable to FEBE
  • FEBE Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes
  • Faculty research focus areas
  • FEBE Flagship projects
Peter conducted a short presentation about the Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships:
  • The CPUT Smart Focus Areas
  • SIP Internationalisation role
  • Facilitate student leadership and agency
  • CPUT active partnerships (Erasmus+, African and International)
  • International Education Forum

Singh said the meeting was “very good” as there is great potential for expanding the collaboration constructively.

There were also discussions on potential collaborations around engineering management, staff exchange for Nano and 3D printing fields of research. Singh added that the “successful meeting was a starting point for further engagement with different faculties across CPUT”.

Written by Aphiwe Boyce