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CUT Becomes The First SA University To Join MIT J-WEL



CUT Becomes The First SA University To Join MIT J-WEL

CUT Becomes The First SA University To Join MIT J-WEL. The Central University of Technology (CUT) has made history by becoming the first university in Southern Africa to join the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) as its newest member in the Higher Education collaborative. This milestone marks a significant achievement for CUT and underscores its commitment to excellence and innovation in education.

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CUT accession to the MIT J-WEL Higher Education collaborative is a testament to its dedication to advancing education standards. By becoming a member, CUT gains access to a global network of educators, technologists, policymakers, and industry leaders united in their pursuit of transformative education practices.

Enthusiastic Collaboration

Julia Reynolds-CuĂ©llar, Associate Director for J-WEL Higher Education, lauds CUT entry into the fold, emphasizing the institution’s pivotal role in enriching the J-WEL community. The collaboration, fostered through the MIT-South Africa Program, promises mutual learning and innovation to drive educational reform in South Africa.

Visionary Pursuits

Prof. Alfred Ngowi, CUT Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Engagement, articulates the university’s ambitious Vision 2030, envisioning CUT as a beacon of technological advancement in Africa. Through strategic alliances with pioneering institutions like MIT, CUT aims to spearhead educational innovation and entrepreneurship.

Global Engagement

As a J-WEL member, CUT joins a distinguished cohort of organizations dedicated to tackling global educational challenges. The university’s involvement in J-WEL Connections provides invaluable opportunities to exchange insights and best practices with peers worldwide.

Responding to Challenges

CUT participation in J-WEL Connections underscores its proactive approach to addressing pressing issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic. By sharing strategies and experiences, CUT contributes to a collaborative discourse aimed at fostering resilience and equity in higher education.

Future Outlook

Looking ahead, CUT is poised to deepen its commitment to problem-solving education and innovation through J-WEL collaboration. By integrating cutting-edge methodologies into its curriculum, CUT equips students with the skills needed to effect positive change locally and globally.


The Central University of Technology’s affiliation with MIT J-WEL marks a historic milestone in Southern African higher education. Through this partnership, CUT reaffirms its dedication to excellence, innovation, and societal impact, positioning itself as a trailblazer in shaping the future of education on the continent and beyond.

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