Located in the Eastern Cape, one of the poorest regions of South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) vision as a values-driven university carrying the name of Nelson Mandela, is to be the leader in optimising the potential of its communities towards sustainable development in Africa. For this reason the NMMU has committed itself to focus on academic programmes that will lead to poverty alleviation through job creation and other strategic interventions.
Natural Resource Management and Energy are the key institutional research themes (or focus areas) upon which the NMMU concentrate its efforts. This is supported by the recognised focus areas for the Science Faculty:
Energy for the Future
Environmental and Natural Research Management
The NMMU’s partnership with UO has been in place for a number of years and has been extremely successful, having resulted in the exchange of Faculty and students in a number of key focus areas.
With the full support of UO, planning is at an advanced stage for the introduction of a Postgraduate Programme in Renewable Energy (PPRE) at the NMMU.
This will be based on the successful PPRE programme already being offered by UO. The development of the PPRE programme at the NMMU will usher in exciting opportunities for new collaboration between several of the universities participating in the proposed joint project.