Was visiting the country, Prof. Albert Pisano, Director of the School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego, searching for opportunities to establish strategic partnership for the development of educational joint projects, research and university extension. The visit came after the invitation of the Rector of University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) to a delegation from UCSD that in August 2014, participated in the IV Symposium MEPI, a program implemented in the Faculty of Medicine, turned to teaching and research Biomedical Sciences. The Rector, Prof. Orlando Quilambo, said at the time that “the success of MEPI impels us to strengthen our partnership with UCSD in order to extend our cooperation activities to other areas, especially in the area of engineering , given the productive context that the country records. “
Indeed, Professor Pisano met on the 20th of October 2014, the Deputy Directors for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate of the Faculty of Engineering of UEM, respectively, Doctor Zacharias Chilengue and Dr. Luis Helder Lucas.
In the same perspective, Prof. Pisano traveled to the city of Nampula, where is the University Lúrio, having held talks with its Rector, Prof. Dr. Jorge Ferrão and visited the Faculty of Engineering of that university, which is located in the city of Pemba, capital of the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
In the two meetings that Prof. Pisano held with representatives of both public institutions of higher education, were identified areas of interest and priorities for each party, and by the UCSD side, internationalization of the Faculty of Engineering and the improvement of teaching quality through training of faculty and curriculum improvement, infrastructure and increasing the range of internship opportunities for undergraduate students, the priority for the Mozambican institutions.
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