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Nelson Mandela University aspires to actively promote extensive and ongoing engagement and collaboration with relevant educational partners internationally to enhance its scientific, socio-economic and policy impact.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sibongile Muthwa, led a delegation from Nelson Mandela University to the University of Sussex on 6 February 2023 which culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Prior to this visit, colleagues from the University of Sussex visited Nelson Mandela University in July 2022. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sibongile Muthwa, noted that the commonalities between these two institutions give impetus to the creation of a “partnership based on mutual and equitable benefit”. These sentiments were shared by the University of Sussex Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sasha Roseneil, who equally added that coursing through the value systems of both universities is a need for the “creation of a better world and the pursuit of scholarship that is embedded in social justice”.

These value systems provide a platform for both universities to work collaboratively to find solutions for the problems facing the world.

In signing the MoU, both Vice-Chancellors expressed a commitment to collaboration to implement inter alia Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) programmes, Joint PhD Co-Supervision, Joint Student Entrepreneurship Development programmes, Digitisation of archives, and collaboration in Artificial Intelligence programmes.

The signed MoU is sufficiently broad to accommodate any future collaborative activities of interest to the two partners.

Professor Sasha Roseneil (left), Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex and Prof Sibongile Muthwa, Vice-Chancellor, Nelson Mandela University

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