Staff Student Exchange Feedback

Two staff members were selected and sponsored fully by the Retail chair to spend a month on a lecturer exchange program to lecture and to investigate student curricula, work integrated learning and best practices at the Duale Hochschule Baden -Wurttember (DHBW) University.


Here are a few points shared by Mr Noel and Mr Pillay “In terms of lecturing, the class constituted a cosmopolitan nature. Staff were allocated two modules viz. Marketing (1&2) and Corporate Management (1&2) that included a teaching load of 30 hours per lecturer. Learners engaged in assessments developed by lecturers “.

“DHBW has a very unique WIL program in place that centres on vocational education. Hence, vocational programmes have been developed in partnership with industry. Students are enrolled as employee representatives of a company thereby ensuring that academia takes place both from a theoretical and practical perspective. This results in assessments conducted in a co-educated manner.”

“The key stakeholders constitute government, industry & DHBW. With reference to student recruitment, industry plays a key role as their human needs are disseminated to DHBW. However, industry concludes student’s selection prior to DHBW affiliation. Cognisance should be taken as this relationship between DHBW and industry was established over a long period, approximately 40 years”.
“This partnership enables the learner to develop a bond within industry and enhance their employability”.


The DUT WRLC was represented at the 2019 DUT World of Work. Staff attended the exhibition and introduced the chair and its activities.

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On 24 July 2019, the WRLC staff attended a meet and greet with the Confucius Institute and six staff members from the Chinese delegation (Yunnan University in China) to discuss issues around collaboration and research.


The Faculty of Management Sciences recently hosted a farewell and awards function for the students sponsored to attend the German Exchange Programme as well as the students who received bursaries from the WRLC.

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