UCT hosts Kresge Foundation visit

22 October 2010 | Story by Newsroom

Joan Rapp talks to Dr Phil Clay & Rip RapsonFact-finding: UCT's Joan Rapp talks to Dr Phil Clay and Rip Rapson of the Kresge Foundation during their visit at UCT.

A high-level delegation from the Kresge Foundation in the US visited UCT on 11 October to see how their work suits the South African context. The visitors included the foundation's president Rip Rapson and board member Dr Phil Clay.

The foundation supports programmes and institutions that promote access and success to disadvantaged students. The foundation has awarded UCT R12.5 million to date, and has pledged a further R7.4 million in the form of a challenge grant for the South African Labour Development Research Unit (SALDRU) Summer Training Programme in Social Science in 2011.

Vice-chancellor Dr Max Price spoke to the visitors about the challenges and opportunities in the South African higher education arena, and how these relate to UCT. The work of SALDRU and the Centre for Higher Education Development was presented to the delegation, who also toured the main library.

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