UKZN SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF OSLO

UKZN SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF OSLO

UKZN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Oslo, Norway, to facilitate student exchanges at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the School of Religion and Theology on March 25.

 

UKZN has been in partnership with the University of Oslo since 1997, and a number of students and academics have participated in exchange programmes, research projects and other shared initiatives.

 

This signing of the MOU took place during the University of Oslo’s two-day visit to UKZN to discuss student exchange experiences and possibilities. UKZN’s School of Religion and Theology and the University of Oslo’s Faculty of Theology recognised the benefit of establishing educational relations and co-operation in order to promote academic linkages and to widen the understanding of the culture of the two countries concerned.

 

In terms of the agreement, students will enrol in subjects at the host institution for credit which will be applied towards their degree at their home institution. Only high-achieving students will be selected by the home institution to participate in the exchange programme.  In addition, exchange agreements between Faculty staff will promote collaborative research and further mutual understanding.

 

Delegates from the University of Oslo said they were very happy with the partnership and noted the warm welcome extended by UKZN and the people of South Africa. The delegates met with UKZN’s Research Office and various academic disciplines on the Pietermaritzburg and Durban campuses.

 

There were also discussions on the possibility of Norwegian students doing the research part of their Masters thesis at UKZN and on future research co-operation, including financial arrangements.

 

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