Bloemfontein – Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) proudly conferred two doctorates in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, as well as close to 300 graduates in the engineering field this week, thereby contributing and helping to work towards Government’s aim of developing 30 000 engineers by 2014.

“South Africa has for many years placed the field of engineering on the critical skills shortages list. We are very proud of our engineering students, who graduated this week and will be entering the workforce and contributing to the economy of South Africa,” said Dan Maritz, Director of Communications and Marketing at CUT.

“Both our doctoral candidates opted to study at CUT so that they could conduct their research using our world class infrastructure, which is exclusive to the Centre of Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM) at CUT. Rated the best of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the Centre allows academics and scientists to conduct applied research in a more conducive environment, supporting and advancing innovations.

“We are proud to have achieved this important milestone that sets the tone for the university to become such an important resource not only in the region, but to South Africa, Africa and beyond,” concludes Maritz.

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