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UM/UWC Faculty Exchange Program


The purpose of the UM/UWC Faculty Exchange Program is to advance mutual understanding and to demonstrate cooperation in teaching, research and service among the faculties of the University of Missouri System and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town, South Africa. Outstanding faculty members from both universities participate. The program has enabled more than 600 faculty exchanges between the two universities. Many exchanges are from two weeks to one month, but the program also supports longer exchanges.

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Understand UWC's Structure

UWC is organized around faculties in Arts (including Religion and Theology), Community and Health Sciences, Dentistry, Economic and Management Sciences, Education, Law and Natural Science. Think about this structure when applying for an award. Visit the UWC Faculties webpage for details (exit the UM System website).


Visit the Application Details webpage for help in preparing your application. Eligibility criteria, deadlines and other application details are the same for the Faculty Exchange Program and the South African Partnerships Program.

UWC Rector and Vice Chancellor Tyrone Pretorius and UMSAEP Director Rodney Uphoff at the rector's inauguration, February 2015


Desmond Tutu: My Two Schools (0:40). Trouble viewing the video in your browser? Click here to view video message on YouTube.



Faculty Exchange Reports










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Reviewed 2023-03-15