TUT seals strategic agreement with EduExcellence  

27 February 2019

A strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the EduExcellence Ltd, Finland and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), will go a long way in establishing the University as an educational forerunner in the field of Infection Prevention, supported by the expertise of Finnish universities of applied sciences. 

Tuija Pulkkinen from EduExcellence Ltd and Prof Stanley Mukhola, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Technology sealing off the Memorandum of Understanding.

Prof Stanley Mukhola, TUT’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Technology, and Tuija Pulkkinen representing EduExcellence Ltd, signed the MoU aimed at strengthening and creating a more mutually beneficial relationship between the parties. 

After the signing of the MoU, Prof Mukhola thanked EduExcellence for entering int the strategic partnership with TUT. “We are quite excited by this partnership. The agreement will ensure the common intent to implement innovative short learning programmes/modules/courses both for staff and external parties interested in this field of expertise,” he said.

EduExcellence will be a partner in seting up programs to enhance the competence in Infection Prevention in South Africa.

According to Pulkkinen the partnership is a first of its kind for both parties. “We are equally excited and cannot wait to get the project going. Many fruitful projects are expected to emanate from this agreement. We will work hard to ensure that the partnership reaps great benefits for both parties,” she said. 

EduExcellence is a global operator for training and educational services. It offers expertise transfer, capacity building and competence development programmes provided by three major Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland: Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia.

For more information on the Tshwane University of Technology, please contact Willa de Ruyter, Corporate Affairs and Marketing.
Tel: +27 12 382 5352   Email: deruyterw@tut.ac.za