TUT signs exchange agreement with Polytechnic University

17 August 2022

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) – Spain, recently signed a memorandum of understanding for a collaboration and a joint exchange agreement, opening learning abroad opportunities to students and staff.

Phatudi Mudzunga, a PhD student in Computing.

The staff exchange agreement, under the Erasmus+ KA107 programme is aimed at enhancing scholarly capacity between the two institutions, while the student programme is intended at providing Master’s and Doctoral students with research mentorship and training in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Phatudi Mudzunga, a PhD student in Computing (Informatics) and three staff members from the Faculty of ICT were the first recipients to be selected and awarded the scholarships to participate in the programme. Refilwe Mogase, Dr Mmatshuene Anna Segooa and Lusinda Underhay (staff members for the Faculty of ICT) will be travelling to Valencia, Spain to participate in the exchange programme during the 2022/2023 academic year.

Mudzunga will be hosted for one semester at UPV and staff members will attend the one-week programme.

Speaking on the agreement, Dr Vathiswa Papu-Zamxaka, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Engagement said the agreement will create an opportunity for students and staff to study at one of the top universities in Spain.

“Education changes lives, and in particular the opportunity to experience different countries and cultures can deliver lifelong opportunities to students. This new agreement between the two universities will give a whole new range of opportunities to students and staff from both countries,” she said.

Open Call for Semester B: Students

The call for applications for TUT-UPV student exchange programme for Semester B is currently open for applications. Application should be submitted by email to MotadiCC@tut.ac.za no later than Friday, 16 September 2022. For more information and requirements please visit https://www.tut.ac.za/rni/internationalisation. The call for application is intended for postgraduate students (Masters or PhD) in the Faculty of ICT – Informatics Department.

Dr Vathiswa Papu-Zamxaka, DVC: Research, Innovation and Engagement.
Dr Mmatshuene Anna Segooa.
Refilwe Mogase.

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