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MONASH SOUTH AFRICA: A UNIVERSITY THAT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
In 2001 a unique educational institution joined the South African higher education community. Monash South Africa is the youngest of the Monash campuses and reflects the international footprint of Monash University on the African continent.
The modern, attractive South African campus is situated on a secure 100-hectare site in Ruimsig, north-west of central Johannesburg.
Impressive and advanced teaching facilities include high-tech lecture theatres and tutorial rooms, a library with access to the fully digitised Monash periodical and serials collection, and computer labs with cutting edge PCs.
Monash South Africa offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees within four schools – the School of Social Science, the School of Business and Economics, the School of Information Technology and the School of Health Sciences – as well as a Foundation Program, suited to students seeking a different path into university study.
The School of Information Technology is currently working to design systems that will give regional and marginal communities access to information technology without the need for expensive infrastructure. The students are currently expanding on the idea of turning mobile phones into virtual networks and creating an e-post box in communities.
The Monash Africa Centre, is a ground breaking platform and space for intellectuals and leading practitioners to advance their intellectual work. The centre offers a setting for various debates and dialogues on contemporary, social, political, economic and development issues in and about Africa whilst encouraging scholars and practitioners to become “architects of change” in the current phase of African development and transformation. It further offers diverse opportunities for intellectuals and practitioners to enhance their current and future skills and capacity through a diverse range of short courses.
The Monash Africa Centre will over time be recognised as one of the premier think tanks and a leading provider for short courses on the African continent.
In 2013 Monash South Africa will introduce a post graduate diploma in Management of HIV/AIDS and Health. This is a one year online course which will equip the learners with advanced knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of managing HIV/AIDS and health organisations. This course targets mainly health professionals with undergraduate degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, psychology, public health etc. Social and development workers, including teachers responsible for life orientation, school health and HIV/AIDS are also welcome. The course is open to full time and part-time employees in government, private sector and non-governmental organisations.
For more information and the full course range please visit http://www.monash.ac.za/