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Prof Kyle Farmbry, Dean Graduate School and Dr Rebecca Pena from the Rutgers University, Newark, US visited the University of Venda (UNIVEN) from 2-4 August 2018 to discuss the implementation plan for the project which will be looking at the general news publications, promotion and branding of the entire US_SA project on the University Capacity Building Programme, University Staff Doctoral Programme and exchange programmes. The meeting took place at Khoroni Hotel and was attended by Dr Segun Obadire, Acting Director International Relations; Mr Mulalo Masisi, Website Content Officer, Communications and Marketing; and Mr Ishmael Iwara, PhD candidate, Institute for Rural Development. 

L-R: Dr Rebecca Pena, Rutgers University; Mr Mulalo Masisi, Website Content Officer; Prof Kyle Farmbry, Dean Graduate School, Rutgers University; Dr Segun Obadire, Acting Director International Relations and Mr Ishmael Iwara, PhD candidate, Institute for Rural Development 

The UCDP project is a network of US and South African universities to respond to the needs in the South African higher education community (and in the world). The project consists of the management of the US-SA Higher Education Network and the US-SA HE Network doctoral initiative. UCDP has 12 cohorts with universities in USA and South Africa participating. The University of Venda is participating in 4 cohorts in this project: 1) University of Pretoria, Rutgers University-Network, USA and the University of Venda; 2) University of the Free State, Appalachian State University, Montana University, Colorado State University and the University of Venda; 3) University of the Free State, University of Virginia and the University of Venda; 4) University of Cape Town, University Fort Hare, University of Venda. 

Issued by: 

Department of Communications & Marketing 

University of Venda 
Tel: (015) 962 8525 
Date: 28 August 2018 

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