On Thursday, 17 March 2016, political heavyweights Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader, and Dr Zweli Mkhize, ANC Treasurer-General, will speak at DUT as part of the national commemoration of Human Rights Day.
Prince Buthelezi and Dr Mkhize will deliver keynote addresses during two separate Human Rights Day dialogues to be hosted by DUT on the day.
With Library Week in full swing at DUT, the University has made history by becoming the first university in Africa to launch the BLUE cloud system in its libraries.
The BLUE (Best library User Experience) system will enable students to have access to the library at the comfort of their home using their mobile devices, thus creating a mobile friendly environment which allows student to interact with the library staff and improve student experience.
BROADENING STUDENTS’ HORIZONS THROUGH INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
A special luncheon was held at DUT’s Health Sciences Boardroom recently to bid farewell DUT students who were off to Thailand to serve their internships and say goodbye to the University’s first three Thailand international students who had arrived at the University in November last year (2015) and were returning home after serving a five month internship in Durban.
HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANCE OF MOTHER TONGUE EDUCATION
The DUT Arts and Design Faculty, in partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, recently hosted a dialogue to highlight the importance of indigenous African languages in higher education institutions in driving the transformation agenda.
Statistics have shown that many students drop out within their first year of study and those who remain are not able to finish their studies in minimum time due to socio-economical issues; the language barrier also being a prevalent obstacle.
The Faculty of Management Sciences recently hosted its orientation day for first year Hospitality, Catering and Hotel Management students.
The orientation was more about educating, empowering and enriching young minds with the wealth of knowledge about the career path that they have chosen and also letting them know about the career opportunities that they can explore after completion.