Undergraduate engineering training through institutional collaboration in the Southern African region.

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dc.contributor.author Ilemobade, A.A.
dc.contributor.author Ballim, Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-04T12:55:16Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-04T12:55:16Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Ilemobade, A.A. and Ballim, Y. 2005. Undergraduate Engineering training though institutional collaboration in the Southern African region. South African Journal of Higher Education 19(4) 735-753. DOI: 10.4314/sajhe.v19i4.25663 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1011-3487 (Print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/21420
dc.description.abstract The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and The University of Namibia (UNAM) signed an Agreement of Co-operation (AOC) in 2000. This agreement, which formalised an existing informal collaboration, was primarily targeted at facilitating the transfer of potential Unam undergraduate engineering students to pursue engineering studies at the WITS Faculty of Engineering as well as improving staff collaboration in research and teaching. Students from UNAM's pre-engineering programme and science departments have been beneficiaries of this agreement. Four years later, an evaluation of the collaboration reveals critical issues vis-à-vis decreasing student enrolments, unimpressive student graduation rates, and financial and operational complexities affecting student mobility - all of which have institutional as well as regional implications. This paper presents highlights and pertinent lessons of the collaboration, and recommendations for similar collaboration in the Southern African region both at an institutional and regional level. As a whole, the paper uses the Wits experience to extrapolate principles and strategic issues facing institutions involved in academic collaboration and cross-border movement of students within the Southern Africa region. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship South Africa±Norway Tertiary Education Development programme. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Higher Education South Africa (HESA). en_ZA
dc.rights This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. en_ZA
dc.subject Academic collaboration en_ZA
dc.subject Student mobility en_ZA
dc.subject Undergraduate engineering en_ZA
dc.subject Southern Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Tertiary education en_ZA
dc.subject Engineering education en_ZA
dc.title Undergraduate engineering training through institutional collaboration in the Southern African region. en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 19 en_ZA
dc.journal.title South African Journal of Higher Education. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian MvdH2016 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi DOI: 10.4314/sajhe.v19i4.25663 en_ZA
dc.citation.epage 753 en_ZA
dc.citation.issue 4 en_ZA
dc.description.url http://www.ajol.info/index.php/sajhe/article/view/25663 en_ZA
dc.citation.spage 735 en_ZA

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