What is  ?

The Erasmus+ project LaTFURE – Learning and Teaching Tools Fuelling University Relations with Economy in Mozambique and South Africa – aims at providing the systemic and institutional conditions for the establishment of dual studies as an integral part of South Africa’s and Mozambique’s higher education systems, which will serve to strengthen relations between the higher education systems and their wider economic and social environment. See the Project Description below for more information.

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Who is  ?

The LaTFURE consortium consists of 16 full partners from Europe (Austria, Germany, Finland) and Africa (South Africa, Mozambique). Read more.

LaTFURE Project Description 

The Erasmus+ project LaTFURE (Learning and Teaching Tools Fuelling University Relations with the Economy in Mozambique and South Africa) focuses on Dual Education in Higher Education in Mozambique and South Africa, and how this can be promoted further. Dual Education is interested in creating links and linkages between higher education studies and study programs, on the one hand, and the practical and successful (professional) working of students and graduates in the economy and society. To facilitate the employability of graduates (after completion or already in-parallel to the their studies) serves as one of the crucial criteria, and the design of the LaTFURE project focuses on supporting processes with the rationale of facilitating employability. In concrete terms, the LaTFURE project has the purpose to enhance Dual Education in Mozambique and South Africa. Reference countries in Europe are Austria, Finland and Germany, and based on their best practices in Dual Education, there are potentials and benefits of learning. However, Mozambique and South Africa must find their own ways of further implementing Dual Education, a simple copy and paste, reflecting on the European experiences, will not work.

The current situation in Mozambique and South Africa can be described as follows:

In recent years, participation in higher education has rapidly expanded in both Mozambique and South Africa, putting pressure on public finances. This has led to socio-political challenges. The introduction of dual studies would thus provide a sustainable form of university funding in an era of declining state budgets, whilst tackling inequalities in terms of access. The South African policy landscape is more developed than in Mozambique, offering already concrete examples. Mozambique provides less explicitly articulated policies and initiatives, so far.

In its overall approach, the logic and rationales of the LaTFURE project are:

The project will define the legislative and policy framework at the system level, as well as develop strategic, governance and operational policies, structures and mechanisms at the institutional level, in order to produce working prototypes of dual study programs that can then be implemented across the system. Additionally, the promotion of their significance and a capacity building program can improve human resources and build a critical mass to embed the concept and its realization across Southern Africa more broadly, contributing to the region’s stabilization. Furthermore, the project presents and benchmarks best-practice strategies, policies and frameworks of HEIs (Higher Education Institutions).

For more information, please refer to the Events and the Outputs.