New partnership between CBE and Engineering to advance built environment collaboration

New partnership between CBE and Engineering to advance built environment collaboration

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 25 June 2024 between the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) and Stellenbosch University (SU) through the Faculty of Engineering. This agreement signifies the start of a partnership aimed at enhancing collaboration and research at SU to benefit the built environment sector.

Earlier this year, the Faculty of Engineering began discussions with the CBE to explore potential collaboration opportunities. This led to a workshop on 19 April 2024, where our Faculty showcased its expertise and aligned with the CBE’s thematic needs. The insights from this workshop resulted in the establishment of this MoU.

The primary goal of this MoU is to foster collaboration and participation between these institutions on industry-specific research, thereby enhancing the scientific rigor of the research conducted and disseminated within the sector. Dr Msizi Myeza, CEO of the CBE, noted: “Our strategic partnership with Stellenbosch University is a clear demonstration that we have taken a massive stride forward to reimagine the future of built environment education and the sector as a whole.

“Together, pooling our expert knowledge and resources, we will contribute to developing a generation of forward-thinkers who will be ready to confront and conquer multifaceted challenges that continually plague our great nation,” he said.

The image taken at the event shows Prof Sibusiso Moyo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies, and CEO Dr Msizi Myeza in front. In the back, from left to right, are Prof Corné Schutte, Vice-Dean of Research and Industry Liaison, Prof Petrie Meyer from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nosizwe Mokoena, Stakeholder Relations Specialist at the CBE, and Dr Ehrhard Visser, Programme Manager of Special Projects at the CBE.