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South African Education Program

Learn more about the UM System/UWC Linkage Program Learn more about the South African Partnerships Program Learn more about the UM System/UWC Student Exchange Program

President Mun Choi and UWC Rector Tyrone Pretorius
Pictured: Ƶ President Mun Choi and UWC Rector Tyrone Pretorius

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For decades, the University of Missouri South African Education Program (UMSAEP) has delivered on the goal of aiding South Africans disadvantaged by their government's former apartheid policies. Since 1986, the Ƶ has partneredwith the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town, South Africa to advancemutual understanding between the institutions' faculties and fostercooperative teaching, research and service projects. More about UMSAEP ...

History

When UWC and the UM System first began their academic cooperation in 1986, UWC was a university established exclusively for "coloured"*students under the apartheid regime. Not surprisingly, it was badly underfunded. Nonetheless, UWC was one of the intellectual centers of the anti-apartheid movement. The cooperative agreement between UWC and the UM System was the first of its kind between a non-white South African university and a U.S. university. Today, UWC operates under a non-racial, democratic philosophy and has beenrecognized as the 7th best university in Africa. Viewto learn more about the storyof the University of Missouri South Africa Exchange Program.

*In SouthAfrica, the term "coloured" is used to describe anyone of mixed race and is not considered a derogatory term.

Cape Town Waterfront
Cape Town Waterfront
Table Mountain
Table Mountain near Cape Town

Reviewed 2020-12-10