ISET / One World University

OWU buildingThe One World University – Instituto Superior de Educação e Tecnologia (OWU/ISET) is an institute of higher education established in 2005 to train professionals in the areas of Pedagogy and Community Development.

Set amidst the lush hills of Changalane district, near the border between Mozambique and Swaziland, and equipped with up-to-date facilities and premises designed by the world-renowned architect Jan Utzon, the OWU provides ideal boarding school conditions for 250 students annually.

The OWU graduates earn a Licentiate's Degree in either Pedagogy or Community Development ("Fighting with the Poor"). Both degrees are also offered through distance learning. The degree in Pedagogy qualifies the graduate to train primary school teachers at teacher-training colleges and other educational institutions and the one in Community Development provides the students with the necessary skills to work in holistic and inclusive community development.

The proximity to local communities and the emphasis given to field studies provide the students with a strong connection to praxis and ensure that the OWU graduates achieve a high level of professionalism well before entering the labor market.

To date, altogether 700 students have graduated from the OWU, 508 in Pedagogy and 192 in Community Development and 475 through the distance learning option. The Learning Distance Department currently has 475 students in the two courses, either in Portuguese or English.

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