Staff

Through establishing international partnerships that create opportunity for mobility, we encourage our staff to become global citizens.

Our Office facilitates opportunities for academic and administrative staff at UWC to spend research, teaching or training periods at a partner institution.

A teaching period can include workshops or courses at any study level and in any area.

A training period can include training events at a partner university abroad, or attendance of workshops or courses.

Staff mobility can encourage tertiary institutions to broaden and enrich the range and content of the courses they offer, to promote an exchange of expertise and experience on pedagogical methods, and to allow staff members to acquire knowledge and practical skills from experiences and good practices abroad.

What our staff say

  • Staff Exchange:
    1 March 2019 to 17 March 2019
    University of Missouri/ University of the Western Cape
    The purpose of this visit was to explore the use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Health Professions Education at the University of Missouri. I was fortunate enough to secure visits to two campuses, namely- the campus in St Louis and the other in Columbia. Both campuses are remarkably different in various ways. For the first week of my visit, I was hosted by Prof Andy Goodman and his colleagues in the Center for Teaching and Learning in St Louis. During the second week I was hosted by Profs Danielle Oprean and Xinhoa Xu in the School of Information Science and Learning Technology in Columbia. I wish to thank all the staff who I have met during this time for their kindness and hospitality. Thank you to UM and UWC for giving me this opportunity to learn and grow.
    Simone Titus
    Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape
  • Report on collaborative research visit
    2019
    University of the Missouri South African Education Programme
    The purpose of the visit was to explore collaborative research on marama bean (Tylosema esculentum), and to follow up on current collaborative research between Prof Ludidi and Prof Robert Sharp as well as to follow up on current collaborative research between Dr Keyster and Prof David Mendoza-Cozatl (which was linked to Prof Antje Heese). This also served as an opportunity for Prof Ludidi and Dr Keyster to attend the 2019 IPG Symposium. Several meetings were held during this period to cover a range of activities pertaining to the collaborative links between plant scientists at MU and UWC.
    Prof N. N. Ludidi & Dr. Marshall Keyster
    Acting Director: Centre of Excellence in Food Security
  • Academic Exchange Program
    January 17 – February 16, 2019
    University of Missouri - University of the Western Cape

    I acknowledge the financial support of the UM / UWC Exchange Program and the support of Prof Rod Uphoff, Ms. Hilda Wilson and their teams for the planning and arrangements. The National Research Foundation is also acknowledged for co-funding this exchange visit. I wish to thank Prof Suchi Guha and the Department of  physics and Astronomy at UMC for hosting me. I especially express my gratitude to Prof Suchi Guha,m Prof Carsten Ullrich, Prof Paul Miceli and his wife, Marta, for their friendship, hospitality and support and for the great dinners, discussions and excursions. I also wish to thank Prof Peter Pfeifer for initiating our departmental collaboration with UMC and for his friendship, valuable discussions and advice. A special thank you to the team of Prof Guha (Sorb, Amrit, Alec and Randy) for the valuable discussions and for their assistance with the analytical measurements!

    Prof Christopher Arendse,
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of the Western Cape

Important Notice

The University of the Western Cape is closely monitoring developments surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Bearing in mind the many adjustments that UWC has had to make in response to the global pandemic, our Office will keep students updated on all changes and decisions, regarding international travel and mobility. Study Abroad and Student Exchange opportunities will be posted in due course, as soon as there is more clarity on the COVID-19 situation, and the way forward.

Dear partners and students,

The International Relations Office at the University of the Western Cape extends our well wishes to you during these uncertain and unprecedented times. Given the current global COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to extend our solidarity with our university partners – with compassion. The University has taken the necessary decision to postpone all inbound and outbound international travel and engagement until further notice.

However, we remain committed to our international partners, students and researchers, as well as to the broader society, to utilise our connectedness to offer intellectual contributions that seek to bring a measure of insightful scientific rigour and empathy to all those affected by the crisis. It is together, with unity of purpose and with our diversity and compassion, that we can continue to work with solidarity in service of humanity.

Additional information can be found on the UWC main site


Yours sincerely,

 

Umesh Bawa

Director of International Relations