UCT signed a landmark memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Woldia University on 30 March 2017 to foster collaborations in maths and science.
Woldia University, an Ethiopian institution that was established seven years ago, is establishing postgraduate programmes in a range of disciplines, including mathematical modelling.
Accordingly, the recently signed partnership focuses on mathematics, applied mathematics and astronomy.
As a first step for the agreement, Woldia will fund scholars who have MSc degrees in mathematics, physics or astronomy to train in related master’s and doctoral programmes at UCT.
“UCT looks forward to the very exciting collaborations in capacity development and research that could emerge from this MOU, and see this taking place as a first step in the context of the general programmes in mathematics / applied mathematics and astronomy between South Africa and Ethiopia, and on the continent,” said UCT’s departments of astronomy and mathematics in a joint statement.
Story Yusuf Omar. Photo Michael Hammond.
Caption: Prof Yalew Endawoke Mulu, President of Woldia University, signs the MOU with Dr Max Price, Vice-Chancellor of UCT.
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