Cosmopolitan, personal, familial – the University of Vechta is a youthful, modern campus university with excellent conditions for studying and a clearly delineated profile. The Bologna Process has been fully implemented, with the emphasis on quality – attractive, forward-looking courses, personal support and global exchange programmes are the hallmarks of a high quality degree programme.
The University of Vechta has set out to present a clear profile to the business, social and cultural world. The Vechta region offers the perfect laboratory for addressing a range of issues impacting on the future viability of our global society – an economic boomregion in the heart of the countryside, a provincial global player, a unique cultural and social identity, natural spaces and intensive agriculture; contrasting factors which resolve into an excellent quality of life. The University of Vechta’s development plan defines the rural space as a framework for profiling the areas of education, aging, social services, cultural change and regional development. The choice of focus represents a conscious response to the University’s location, which delineates it from urban spaces and creates additional research prospects, including at the international level.
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Jantje Halberstadt
The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany‘s young universities. Its goal is to find answers to the major challenges society faces in the 21st century – through interdisciplinary, cuttingedge research. The pathways on the Oldenburg campus are short: the University‘s academic staff and administrative staff work closely together, using an interdisciplinary approach. Many are integrated into special research areas, research groups and European clusters of excellence. The University cooperates closely with more than 200 other universities worldwide and is also affiliated with non-university institutes in the areas of research, education, culture and business.
The University of Oldenburg is preparing over 13,700 students for professional life. It offers a broad range of disciplines, from language studies, cultural studies and the humanities to educational sciences, art and musicology, the economic and social sciences, mathematics, computer science, the natural sciences and the new medicine and health science programmes established in 2012.
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez
Nelson Mandela University is rated among the top business schools globally and on the African continent. The School is one of only a few in Southern Africa to have obtained international accreditation from AMBA (MBA programme) and EDAMBA (DBA programme).
Our flagship Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) and Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) programmes focus on the development of holistic, innovative and socially responsible business leaders and are available to individuals in Port Elizabeth, Gauteng, Durban, Cape Town and East London.
The University of Namibia (UNAM) is the largest and leading National institution of higher education in the country. It is a diverse institution with a student population from all over the Continent. Although a relatively young university, it has grown to support a student population of 19,000 this year.
These committed faculties and competent administrative support staff have earned the University a ranking of being one of the top African Universities. During 2006, UNAM was rated as the best higher education institution in Namibia by the Professional Management Review of South Africa and won a Golden Arrow Award. The previous year a Geneva based Foundation for Excellence in Business Practice nominated UNAM to be the recipient of the Foundation’s Gold Medal for Excellence in Business Practice. To date UNAM has graduated over 17,000 students who are serving the country in various sectors of the economy with most occupying prominent positions in government and the private sector.
Contact person: Dr. Kauna Mufeti
One effect of the liberalising of Mozambique’s socialist regime in 1990 was an increase in the demand for higher education – and the process also opened the door to private education. The result was a situation that favoured people living and working in the cities who were able to afford private education. The response of University Pedagogica Moçambique was to steadily expand, especially in the rural areas, and academically to diversify away from teacher training alone. Today, the university offers degree courses in science, engineering and technology, as well as usiness and law, but the main focus remains on teacher training and the educational sciences.
With more than 30 000 students on its books in 2007, University Pedagogica is Mozambique’s largest higher education institution; and with satellite campuses in Beira, Nampula, Quelimane, Gaza and Niassa, it provides regional accessibility to higher education for Mozambique’s millions of rural and village dwellers, many of whom are severely marginalised. This approach draws the university into the country’s regional development programmes, which include definite attempts to stem the process of urbanisation and the allied ‘brain drain’ process that shifts the educated elite away from the disadvantaged regions and into the cities.
At the moment, teaching is seen to be the overwhelming institutional focus, with only 2,5 percent of the total devoted to research. This situation is changing. So seriously does University of Pedagogica (which is 99 percent statesubsidised) take the potential for research that five new centres are in the process of being created to facilitate research activity in all the academic areas in which the university is currently active.
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Uranio Mahanjane