UCT & Fort Hare strengthen collaboration
The University of Fort hare hosted the University of Cape Town on the 19 August, the UCT visit is part of an agreement signed two years ago to primarily build capacity of staff. It focuses on post graduate training on the award of Fellowship and it is a split-site programme, where scholars will be required to spend time at both institutions. The primary focus of the partnership has been to foster the development of a cohort of strong academic leaders while at the same time generate new knowledge and expertise for the understanding and solution of local problems. The program further calls for joint supervision and the fellows will be allocated two supervisors; this allows the fellow to enjoy the support of two supervisors, which strengthens the choice of a locally reverent topic.
With the university looking towards the centenary; the program will provide opportunities for interaction with a wider range of academics and exposure to different academic that will add value a qualitative dimension to fellows. The partnership will see UFH take advantage of UCT’s mentorship program and the renewal of academic program into the centenary.