Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Further Themes
Our Key Programmes & Projects: i-hubs: Skills for Innovation Hubs | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: TVET Global Forums
UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 1999
The Durban University of Technology (DUT), a South African University of Technolgy (UoT), was created through the successful merger of KwaZulu-Natal´s higher education legacy institutions, viz., ML Sultan Technikon and Technikon Natal on 1 April 2002. This UoT is the first of its kind in South Africa. It provides students with a dynamic, multi-cultural learning environment and an innovative tertiary institution at the forefront of higher education, technological training and research. DUT is a multi-campus tertiary institution which offers 47 academic programmes (full-time and part-time) in six faculties, on campuses in Durban and the Midlands. Financial assistance is offered to deserving students to assist in the financing of their studies. The DUT´s Mission is to serve the needs of developing societies within a dynamic global context and the enable quality teaching, learning, research and community engagement by providing quality, career-focused education; Promoting: A values-driven ethos; Sustainable partnerships with industry, community and society; Excellence in applied and relevant research and; Empowering staff and students to succeed and ensuring institutional sustainability. DUT will be guided by the following values when planning, setting priorities, and making decisions regarding the DUT community´s pursuits of the three fold mission of higher education, i.e., teaching and learning, research and innovation and engagement.
DUT has a new strategy map called Envision 2030. The 2030 statement of intent states the following:
Our people will be creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and adaptive to changes in the world;
By 2030, Our people will participate productively in the development of our region, country and the world;
Our state-of-the-art infrastructure and systems will enhance an ecosystem created to achieve this vision.
The new strategy has four perspectives: the first two being stewardship and systems and processes to help create an effective and enabling environment and the next two being sustainability and society to ensure the University is influencing and impactful. The two DNA strands which are being people centred and engaged; and innovative and entrepreneurial will ensure the University fulfils its mission.
Teaching and Learning; Research and Innovation; Engagement that includes both student, staff and public engagement. The University has a huge drive on entrepreneurial development and hence we offer support for upcoming student businesses, incubation and post-incubation mentorship. We also host one of the few centres for social entrepreneurship in the Country.
|Sharing knowledge about TVET||Secondary focus|
|Developing knowledge||Primary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Primary focus|
|Policy makers||Primary focus|
|Private sector||Secondary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to lead|
|Migration||Interested to contribute|
|OER and Online Learning||Interested to lead|
|Equity of access in TVET||Interested to lead|
|Gender equality in TVET||Interested to lead|
|Fostering entrepreneurship||Interested to lead|
|Industry 4.0 / Smart production||Interested to lead|
|Capacity development projects||Highly interested|
|Policy oriented projects||Highly interested|
|Knowledge development||Highly interested|
|Workshops and conferences||Highly interested|
|Within my cluster||Highly interested|
|With Africa||Highly interested|
|With the Arab States||Moderately interested|
|With Asia and the Pacific||Highly interested|
|With Europe, CIS and North America||Highly interested|
|With Latin America and the Caribbean||Highly interested|