Ten overseas universities looking for joint ventures

27Jul 2021
Joseph Mwendapole
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Ten overseas universities looking for joint ventures

TEN representatives from overseas universities are in the country to look for joint ventures with local universities on the provision of education in different professions.

Eight representatives are from Indian universities while two are from Ukraine. They are in the country under the umbrella of Global Education Link (GEL) whereas they are also attending the one-week universities exhibitions organized by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

The five days exhibition which started yesterday involving different universities, higher learning institutions and financial institutions is held at the Mnazi Mmoja grounds in Dar es Salaam.

GEL Director, Abdulmalik Mollel mentioned the foreign universities as Chandigarh, Lovely Professional University (LPU), CT, Maharish Makandeshwar, Pandeet Deendayal Energy, Sharda, Rayat Bahra as well as VN Karazan and Sum State from Ukraine.

Mollel said some overseas universities have pledged to open campuses in Tanzania and sign memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate with local universities.

“We can have our students studying two years in Tanzania and finish their courses in India, Ukraine or anywhere around the globe. Students from other countries can complete their studies in Tanzania,” he said, calling upon local universities to grab the opportunities.

Representative of Maharish Makandeshwar university of India, Rashmi Garg told this paper that in a period of two decades, the university has grown into one of the most reputed education institutions in the country which takes pride with its state of the art infrastructures as well as experts faculty.

He said they have widened the horizons of growth and success for thousands of youth and equipped them with a culture of excellence, inclusiveness and social services.

Sharda University representative, Mudasir Naik said that Sharda Group of Institutions were the first in the self-financing sector in north India to receive accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for internationally competitive teaching-learning processes and infrastructure facilities.

Representative from CT University of India, Sourabh Chaudhary said his university with a well-established system and facilities for research and developments are generally receiving community recognition.

He said CT University has stepped to strengthen research activities of different disciplines through setting up a research division called research innovation center for excellence (RICE).

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