PoN enters into agreements with Japanese and SA universities

25 Jul 2013 10:50
WINDHOEK, 25 JUL (NAMPA) -The Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) on Wednesday established formal collaborative relationships with two internationally-renowned universities to further expand the local institution’s international footprint.
A media statement issued by the PoN on Thursday said they have entered into an agreement with Japan-based Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) and South Africa’s Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
Through the agreement between the Polytechnic and TMU, the Graduate School of System Design and the Faculty of System Design at the Japanese institute and the Namibia Institute of Space Technology (NIST) will collaborate in the areas of research and academic exchange.
According to PoN Rector Tjama Tjivikua, the establishment of the cooperative relationships with TMU and CPUT is a continuation of the PoN’s strategy of the internationalisation of education, as the local institution continues its efforts to benchmark itself with top international universities.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with such prestigious and internationally-renowned institutions, and we look forward to long and mutually-beneficial relationships between the PoN, TMU and CPUT, respectively,” he was quoted as saying in the statement.
These institutions will further cooperate in the exchange of teaching staff and researchers, graduates as well as under-graduate students to conduct joint research activities and exchange academic materials, publications and information.