South Africa - University of Cape Town
In partnership, Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineeering's Center for Innovation in Global Healthcare Technologies (CIGHT) and the Office of International Program Development (IPD) have been working with the University of Cape Town since 2005. This colloboration has resulted in both research and academic oriented activitity. The "Global Health Care Technologies" academic program brings both McCormick undergraduate and masters-level students as well as faculty to UCT for a quarter. This program provides an opportunity for NU students to gain experience with the design of innovative medical devises for use in resource poor environments.
Research colloborations and faculty exchange have also resulted from this partnership. Mladen Poluta, the Director of the Health Technology Managment (HTM) Program at the University of Cape Town not only directs NU's Global Healthcare Technologies program, but has also involved his center and research with several NU faculty, including David Kelso (McCormick) and Matthew Glucksberg (McCormick). The research focuses on topics of digital X-ray technology and in vitro diagnostic platforms.
Who: Undergraduate and Master-level students
What: Biomedical Engineering Study Abroad
When: Winter Quarter
Where: University of Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa
Administered by: International Program Development
Impressions of Global Healthcare Technologies Program.