International academic representatives from the Duale Hochschule Baden – Württember (DHBW) University in Germany, were on a three – day visit to the Durban University of Technology (DUT) from 13 to 15 March 2019.
The international delegation consisting of Professor Herbert Dreher (President of the DHBW Ravensburg), Professor Joachim Frech (Director of Centre of Advanced Studies – CAS), Thomas Schieber (Director of International Office DHBW Ravensburg), Professor Thomas Dobbelstein and Professor Karin Reinhard (HOD International Business, DHBW Ravensburg), were all at DUT to look at more ways to strengthen the existing cultural and educational links between the two universities.
The visit follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of DHBW and DUT, last year, on 22 January 2018. This MoU signifies a partnership, in the form of curricula exchange and research, between the DUT and DHBW Management Sciences and engineering department faculties.
The German delegation spent the three days having ongoing discussions with the Faculty of Management Sciences, part of these dialogues centred around new programmes and collaborations.
The delegation also encouraged faculty and staff participation in exchange programme activities from host to host institution.
DUT Deputy Vice – Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Engagement, Prof Sibusiso Moyo said the visit by the German delegation will enhance DUT’s objective to expose students and staff to best international practice and make them globally competitive citizens.
Pictured: Left to Right: Prof Karin Reinhard, Prof. Ing Joachim Frech, Prof. Dr Ing Herbert Dreher (President, DHBW Ravensburg), (Vice – Chancellor and Principal) Prof Thandwa – Mthembu, Prof. Thomas Dobbelstein DVC: Research, Innovation and Engagement Prof Moyo, Welcoming Prof Moyo, and Mr Thomas Schieber (Director, International Office DHBW Ravensburg).