Since its establishment in 2016 under the leadership of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Zodwa Dlamini, the MUT Research, Innovation and Engagements (RIE) Week has grown remarkably. This year it attracted the attention of the media which covered a pre-event launch, event activities and post-event activities. Although RIE Week took place from 10-14 July, coverage began as early as 6 July and the reputation of MUT rose significantly. All this was the result of a sustained effort to craft a professional relationship with the fourth estate.
The morning started with an interesting session on Globalisation and Internationalisation. Dr Jasper Rees from ARC, Research and Innovation Systems was the Session Chair. He reminded everyone that the aim is to bring long term international partnerships. Dr Victor Ibeanusi of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, USA let everyone know of a summit he is planning in September in Orlando.
The conference continued today at the ICC in Durban, South Africa.
Here are highlights from Day 4:
The morning started with MUT’s Research Colloquium. Professor Kebogile Mokwena, HOD, Public Health, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University began the day with an insightful talk on ‘Health Literacy as a tool for community empowerment.’
This conference continues till 14 July 2017 at the ICC in Durban, South Africa.
Here are some of the highlights from Day 3:
The morning began with a round table discussion on Precision Medicine. The Session Chair was Professor Glenda Gray, President and CEO of the South African Medical Research Council.
This conference is taking place from 10 – 14 July 2017 at the ICC in Durban, South Africa. Here are some of the highlights from Day 2:
The conference was opened by the Chair of Council, Justice Jerome Ngwenya. He welcomed everyone and emphasised that research, innovation and community engagement have shifted. He reminded us that MUT will claim its right place in the world.