The latest news from IAPO and the rest of UCT.
As part of the IARU ongoing student education initiatives and exchanges, 4 students from member universities, including Whitney Pailman from UCT, had the opportunity to attend the International Sustainable Campus Network conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
IAPO hosted a week-long orientation programme from 17 to 22 July 2018 to welcome over 250 international students who arrived during the second semester.
This semester, more than 50 students from across UCT will be on various exchange programmes with our partner universities, including short-term and semester abroad programmes in China, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.
UCT Mastercard Foundation Scholars come from a range of backgrounds yet they consistently choose research topics in areas that directly impact society.
Despite having a busy schedule and going through a rigourous selection process, Babatunde’s never ending determination resulted in him being chosen as UCT’s Fox Fellow for 2018/19.
UCT’s deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation, who succeeds Dr Max Price as vice chancellor in July 2018, spoke to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars at their welcome reception.
As the newly-appointed director of the International Academic Programme Office at UCT, Mtyingizana plans to tackle this role with vigour and efficiency and, by shifting the focus to the rest of Africa more than ever before, hopes to assist in accelerating UCT’s transformation process.
Professor Evance Kalula recalls the challenges he has faced during his time as director of UCT’s International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) and his hopes for future research-based internationalisation at UCT.
The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), Global Summer Programme in Sustainable Water Management in Africa took place between 17 – 28 July 2017. The event, hosted by the Global Short Academic Programmes (GSAP) - UCT International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO), included 9 UCT students and 6 international students (from the University of Copenhagen, University of Cambridge and University College of London), from various fields of study who participated in the programme.
For six weeks in June and July, UCT hosted a short course on ‘Public health in South Africa’ for students from Johns Hopkins University in the US. The students who attended the course were all public health majors in the second, third and fourth year of their studies. The aim of the programme was to strengthen the participants’ perspectives on global health.
As part of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a week of activities aimed at developing the entrepreneurial skills of the scholars on the programme did just that and more for scholars who joined the township tour.
The goal of the Fox International Fellowship is to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by promoting international scholarly exchanges and collaborations among the next generation of leaders.