UCT's membership of the Worldwide Universities Network was formalised in a ceremony at the University of Sydney. At the ceremony, UCT's Prof Jo Beall joined Prof John Hearn in signing the Partnership Heads of Agreement.
UCT has become the latest partner in the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), making it the first African member of this global network.
"Its key objectives are aligned with UCT's own strategic vision, and we believe that our membership of WUN will help extend our partnership profile and enhance our goal of internationalisation with an Afropolitan niche," said deputy vice-chancellor Professor Jo Beall.
WUN is a partnership of research-led universities from Europe, North America, South East Asia and Australia. By fostering and encouraging collaboration between members, WUN brings together the experience, equipment and expertise necessary to tackle the big issues currently facing societies, governments, corporations and education.
WUN chief executive Professor John Hearn of the University of Sydney said: "On behalf of all partners, I am delighted to welcome the University of Cape Town, with its many research strengths, to WUN. UCT brings complementary expertise to the partnership, and will create new opportunities and experiences for staff and students throughout the network."
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