STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

The Strategic Partnership’s Unit focuses on:

  • Coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of externally funded projects
  • Development, co-ordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Fundraising for projects.

International collaboration is reflected in various partnerships and agreements between foreign as well as local institutions and WSU.  Some of the partnerships include the following:

 

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

No PARTNERSHIP WITH WSU FOCUS AREA
1 University of Newcastle, AUSTRALIA Staff and student exchange, curriculum exchange and staff development, joint supervision of post graduate students Learning and Teaching, Research and Community Engagement
2 University of Western Sydney, AUSTRALIA Staff and student exchange, curriculum exchange and development, joint supervision of postgraduate students. Learning and Teaching, Research and Community Engagement
3 Niagara College, CANADA Sustainable skills development project.  Staff and student exchange, Rural Entrepreneurship programs.
4 Shanghai University of Electric Power, CHINA Staff and student exchange; Research; Curriculum Exchange. Establishment of Confucius Institute
5 Mendel University, CZECH REPUBLIC Staff and student exchange, curriculum exchange and development, joint supervision of postgraduate students. Learning and Teaching, Research and Community Engagement
6 German Development Service (DED)(name changed to GIZ), GERMANY Adding value to the province by providing assistance to the ECCF and the ECCRF.  Training and education of journalism students in practical environment
7 University of Development Studies, GHANA Rural Development (Community engagement), Medical Education including Postgraduate education
8 Mahatma Ghandi University, INDIA Staff and student exchange, curriculum exchange and development, joint supervision of postgraduate students. Learning and Teaching, Research and Community Engagement
9 University of Groningen and Erasmus Univesieit Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS Strengthening the Centre for Learning and Teaching Development and the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.  Staff development and research
10 Port Harcourt University, NIGERIA Staff and student exchange, curriculum exchange and development, joint supervision of postgraduate students. Learning and Teaching, Research and Community Engagement
11 University of I-shou, TAIWAN Staff and student exchange, curriculum exchange and development, joint supervision of postgraduate students. Learning and Teaching, research and Community Engagement
12 Busitema University, UGANDA Student and staff exchange.  Sharing of knowledge on capacity building and operations.  Curriculum exchange and development.  Shared opportunities for Research Development.
13 Winchester University, UK Health Informatics
14 University College, London, UK Teaching and Research (Health sciences)
15 University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA Staff and student exchange, curriculum exchange and staff development joint supervision of post graduate students, Research
16 University of Colorado – Denver, USA Clinical Associate Programme
17 Elizabeth City State University, USA Staff and student exchange, curriculum exchange and development, joint supervision of postgraduate students. Learning and Teaching, Research and Community Engagement
18 The Medical College of Wisconsin and Centre or International Health, USA Staff and student exchange, curriculum exchange and development, joint supervision of postgraduate students. Learning and Teaching, Research and Community Engagement
19 University of Illinois, USA Teaching and Research (Health sciences)
20 Centre for Disease Control (CDC) USA Development of Training Modules and Protocol
21 ITECH, University of Washington, USA Technical Support on Programmatic Training Activities and Clinical Mentoring
22 Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) Health Professions Education and Research
23 Training for Health Equity Network (THEnet) Social Accountability

 

NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

No PARTNERSHIP WITH WSU FOCUS AREA / COLLABORATION
1 Africa Institute of South Africa Public Lectures and Research Projects
2 Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Research, Training and Development, placement of students for Experiential Learning and Internships.
3 Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Medical Technology
4 Coega Development Corporation (PTY) Ltd Students driving Lessons outreach programme, placement of students for Experiential Learning and Internships.
5 CSIR Research
6 Department of Communication To fund the establishment of the E-skills institute. Research, innovation and development
7 Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) To fund the Rural Development Conference & research projects commissioned by DEDEAT
8 Department of Human Settlements, Eastern Cape Training and Development. To fund the research projects commissioned by the Department of Human Settlements, EC.
9 Eastern Cape Aids Council Sharing human, material resources & expertise in HIV/Aids programmes. Collaborate on Voluntary counselling and testing programme
10 Eastern Cape Communication Forum Training & development, placement of students for experiential learning, collaborative projects on the development of the community newspapers and radios.
11 ETDP SETA To fund students on Experiential learning. Providing Bursaries to students. To fund skills development initiatives.
12 Faith and Hope Newstart Organization Sharing human, material resources & expertise in HIV/Aids programmes. Collaborate on Voluntary counselling and testing programme
13 Inkosi Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban Health Sciences National Enteic, Respiration & and Meningeal Surveillance
14 Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) Technical Support on Health Improvement
15 JHPEGO Training Information Database
16 King Sabatha Dalindyebo Municipality Research, Training and Development, placement of students for Experiential Learning and Internships.
17 Lilitha College of Nursing Affiliation Nursing Education
18 Local FET Colleges(Lovedale, Buffalo City, Ikhala, Ingwe, King Hintsa, KSD) FET staff & curriculum development, Quality Management, Articulation Establish placement opportunities through bridging/foundation program or school leavers to improve access to WSU, Learnership and skills development.
19 Medical Research Council Trauma Surveillance
20 Medical Research Council, Health Promotion Unit Teaching and Research
21 MERSETA To fund Experiential Learning (P1 & P2) for the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students
22 Mnquma Municipality Training and development. Research in rural development, tourism development and entrepreneurial development.  Building capacity in Engineering, finance and community services
23  NAFCOC Training, Development and Research
24 Office of the Premier, Eastern Cape To coordinate the funding for MERSETA projects
25 OR Tambo District Municipality Research, Training and Development, placement of students for Experiential Learning and Internships.
26 SAICA To support and guide the building of a sufficiently strong academic capacity and material, in line with the SAICA accreditation requirements and syllabus  to ensure the sustainable delivery of the CA programme.
27 South African Aids Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI) HIV Vaccine Trial
28 South African Heritage Resource Agency Preservation of Broxter Beadwork collection
29 Southern African Regional (FAIMER) Institute (SAFRI) Health Professions Education and Research
30 Tshumisano Education Program To fund the establishment of the Tooling and Design Centre
31 Tygerburg Hospital, Stellenbosch Research & Postgraduate training
32 University of Cape Town Postgraduate Education and Training, academic. Curriculum support for the SAICA accreditation
33 University of Cape Town HIV Vaccine Research; Support for the Accounting Programme
34 University of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu Research Unit HIV Vaccine Research
35 University of Venda Collaborate on teaching & learning, research and mutually agreed projects

 

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