A five-member team from the University of Zululand’s (UNIZULU) Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law (FCAL) visited Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman in the United Arab Emirates on 28 September 2023.
The purpose of this visit was to discuss the possibility of fostering academic and cultural cooperation between the two institutions.
The team, led by Professor Lorraine Greyling, FCAL Dean, comprised Prof Makhosazana Vezi-Magigaba, Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning; Prof Irrshad Kaseeram, Deputy Dean: Research and Internationalisation; Prof Desan Iyer, Head of the Department of Law; and Prof Dev Tewari, a full professor and seasoned researcher in the faculty.
The UNIZULU group was warmly received by Dr Moon Moon Haque, Dean of the College of Healthcare Management and Economics (CoHME). Enthusiastic, he said: “We are honoured to welcome our esteemed guests from University of Zululand to our campus. The visit represents an important step towards strengthening international ties and promoting global education. We look forward to a fruitful partnership that will benefit students, faculty and the broader academic community.”
During the visit, the FCAL team engaged in various discussions designed to foster academic and cultural cooperation between the two institutes. As part of the partnership, the general view was that faculty members and administrators from both universities would participate in discussions and workshops focused on academic and research collaboration. The sessions would explore opportunities for joint research projects, faculty exchanges, and student exchange programmes.
Part of the discussions also included the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise the partnership and outline the specific areas of cooperation. According to Dr Haque, the visit aligns to GMU’s commitment to global engagement and its mission to provide students with a well-rounded, international education. “The partnership with UNIZULU is expected to enhance academic excellence and open doors to exciting opportunities for research, learning and cultural enrichment,” he highlighted.
GMU is a renowned institution of higher learning dedicated to fostering academic excellence, research and global engagement. Founded in 1988, GMU has a proud history of producing leaders in healthcare professions and is committed to providing a world-class education to its diverse student body.
- Naledi Hlefane
From Left: Prof Lorraine Greyling, FCAL Dean; Prof Irrshad Kaseeram, Deputy Dean: Research and Internationalisation; Prof Dev Tewari, a full professor in FCAL.; Prof Makhosazana Vezi-Magigaba, Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning; Prof Desan Iyer, Head of the Department of Law; and Dr Moon Moon Haque, Dean of the College of Healthcare Management and Economics.