Midrand Graduate Institute
|Motto||Learn today. Shape tomorrow.|
|Location||Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa|
The Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) is a South African Private Higher Education Institution based in Midrand, Gauteng Province. It offers Bachelor's degrees in Commerce, Information Technology, Law, Social Sciences, Creative Arts, Communications and Science. MGI is part of CTI Education Group (CTI). MGI also offers 4 postgraduate qualifications - Bachelor of Arts Honours in Graphic Design,Bachelor of Science Honours In Information Technology,Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Business Management and Masters in Psychology.
Midrand Graduate Institute was first known as Midrand Campus, later known as Midrand University. Established in 1989, MGI soon attained acceptance as a private university-level, degree-conferring institution - one of the first of its kind in southern Africa. MGI formed a partnership with CTI Education Group in 2006, with the opportunity to offer MGI conferred degrees at various remote campuses nationwide. MGI currently offers qualifications at 11 campuses in South Africa. Pearson International acquired a 75% shareholding in MGI in 2011, which grew to 100% in 2013.
Accreditation and Affiliations
MGI is registered with the Department of Education (South Africa) as a Higher Education Institution (No.2001/HE07/008) in accordance with the Higher Education Act, and its Bachelor's degrees are accredited by the Council on Higher Education's Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC). All MGI's qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). A number of MGI's qualifications are also accredited by local and international, professional and industry bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), the Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Midrand Tourism Association (MTA), the Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA) and the Information Technology Association (ITA).
MGI is an official licensee for tuition support of UNISA.
Its Managing Director and Principal was Dr. Tom Brown. (end 2013) Currently Dr. Dolf Steyn
The Research Indaba is an initiative of MGI's Research Committee. It originated in 2008 as a mechanism to empower MGI staff and students to engage with the research process in order to inspire them to set in motion research projects on campus. MGI's researchers participate in national and international conferences, symposia and consortia. Research findings are published in scientific journals, the mainstream media and subject-related journals.
MGI's language of tuition is English. The institution's policy of inclusiveness allows access to students whose mother tongue is not English by offering specialised English language skills programmes, support and training.
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