Division of Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP)
As a new leading dual sector institution affording educational programs from certificate to under and postgraduate degree levels the opportunity to add value and have an impact on both industry and communities at large through the University educational programs, is tremendous the student-centered, hands-on programs, require a stage where by they can gain real life experience beyond theoretical knowledge and skills taught in the "classroom".
To achieve this objective TIP is committed to engage with strategic partners for a number of key activities within TU-K. For example collaboration is required;
- To enable Industrial Based Learning modules, which are sewn within every program in the University. These modules add up-to-date knowledge and competence to any, craft, trade or degree that a student undertakes. The modules are a platform of experience which no classroom, workshop or studio can impart.
- Research and its process, plus the conversion and production of innovative ideas need to be protected. Therefore, intellectual property is of major concern of this office. In addition, TIP acknowledges the importance of Public Private Partnerships and any other forms of collaboration as an important means for development consistent with Vision 2030.
- Networking between colleges, schools and departments within TU-K, and Community outreach adopting methods for various sectors of society linked to technical centers around the country, is both a moral and an ethical responsibility of this academic institution.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor TIP also chairs the TUK Gender Committee (click on link to visit TUK Gender Mainstreaming website) which was set up in September 2012, and compiled the TUK Gender Policy in December, 2013.
TUK has shown commitment to mainstreaming gender in the institution by improving and providing a good working environment for all members of staff. Organizational performance is enhanced when employees are presented with a stress free environment, and that is the kind of environment that TUK is working towards and endeavors to maintain by being sensitive to gender issues at the workplace. Today in this ever-changing and dynamic world of global transformation, trans-materialism, sustainable development, and rapid change in science and technology, the learning landscape has no choice put to also vary and bestow freedom for creativity, and a place that brings out the best in everybody. In tackling this inevitability, and acknowledging its responsibility and duty TIP, envisions the learning experience as being beyond the classroom, and namely an interactive engagement with "community"- making the world one's oyster. One notion this office holds is that, good, vibrant, ideas are always fundable and if they can translate into being applicable and having a positive sustainable, impact on society, then they deserve to be appreciated, supported and shared.