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Sunday, 24 February 2019

Internationalisation in education

MEET AND GREET: The Faculty of Business and Management Sciences recently welcomed this year’s cohort of international exchange students from its partner universities in Europe to CPUT. MEET AND GREET: The Faculty of Business and Management Sciences recently welcomed this year’s cohort of international exchange students from its partner universities in Europe to CPUT.

The Faculty of Business and Management Sciences recently welcomed this year’s cohort of international exchange students to CPUT.

Part of the students’ orientation week included a Welcoming Luncheon which was hosted by the Faculty’s Associate Dean Ivan van der Heever and Dr Diane Bell, Manager: Special Initiatives and Projects.

The students also participated in a campus tour, a library orientation and information literacy training session, a tour of the Peninsula and a cultural tour.

The tours were led by Bell, Nicole Umwizerwa, Co-ordinator of International Exchanges, and Siphelele Mblashwa, Assistant to Co-ordinator of International Exchanges.

The students come from European universities, namely, Carinthia University in Austria, Ravensburg University (Germany), Nuertingen-Geislingen (Germany), Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (Germany), Fontys University (Netherlands), IPAG University (France) and Odisee University (Belgium).

The BMS Faculty receives approximately 50 exchange students per year who come to CPUT to undertake undergraduate studies for a semester within the faculty’s various departments. For the first semester of 2019, the faculty has received 23 students from its partner universities in Europe.

“In return, we send between 12 and 15 students per year to our partner universities. Our students participate in three-month and six-month academic exchange programmes which count towards their present studies,” says Umwizerwa.

Two deserving students are selected by their respective departments and nominated for the faculty’s international exchange programme.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.