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Visiting professor Patrick Shulist from Finland emphasised an entrepreneurial mindset and skill in Forestry and Management education in his recent guest lecture to 126 students in Forestry, Wood Technology and Agricultural Management on George Campus.

Entrepreneurship is currently very topical with rising numbers of unemployment in the country and the lecture aimed to equip students with an entrepreneurial mindset in modern day Agriculture and Forest Management.

The audience also interacted and engaged with the speaker, Prof Shulist, who is the Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (EIM) Programme and an Assistant Professor of Sustainability in Business at the Business Entrepreneurship Unit at Aalto University.

“Nelson Mandela University’s George Campus is well positioned to developing a new generation of leaders who are mindful of the need for multidisciplinary approaches to solving world problems”, Prof Shulist said as he encouraged the students in attendance.

Prof Shulist conducts research across Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe to understand and solve the complexities around the social, environmental, and economic dynamics that underpin sustainability in the business world.

Mandela University’s School of Natural Resource Management at George Campus actively seeks opportunities to enhance student development and to train future world leaders in the multidisciplinary streams of science. This is done through high quality teaching, learning, research and cohesive engagements with various world-renowned scholars, such as Prof Shulist.

From left, Ronewa Sathuma (Vice President of Nelson Mandela University Forestry Association (NMUFA)), Professor Blessing Karumbidza (Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Durban University of Technology), Avelile Cishe (Chairperson of NMUFA) and Professor Patrick Shulist (Assistant Professor of Sustainability in Business at Aalto University)

Contact information
Ms Milisa Piko
Communications Manager: George Campus
Tel: 044 801 5098