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Internationalisation of a South African university within the African continent: the case of Stellenbosch University

Mavhungu, K.

Abstract:
In this chapter, the author shows that recent political imperatives such as the post-1994 political dispensation in South Africa, the formation of the AU, the SADC Protocol on Education and Training, and NEPAD require higher education institutions in South Africa to establish institutional linkages with their counterparts in the rest of Africa.  It is also demonstrated that in order to achieve this form of internationalisation, a portfolio to co-ordinate international activities in Africa needs to be created within an institution. Stellenbosch University has established such a portfolio which is co-ordinated by its international office.  Various approaches that can be followed in the implementation of such a strategy are discussed.  It is hoped that South African professionals who are involved in international education would gain more insight into the higher education institution environment in the rest of Africa. 

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Chapter Title: Internationalisation of a South African university within the African continent: the case of Stellenbosch University
Book Title: Internationalization and human resource development in the African Union: challenges for the tertiary education sector
Edited by: J. van der Elst & CC. Wolhuter
City: Potchefstroom, North-West Province, South Africa
Publisher: PUKKE Publications, North-West University
No. of Pages: 65-78


Date:2004
Document Type:Chapter in Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:South Africa
Keywords:Internationalisation of Higher Education, Developing countries, South Africa, African Renaissance, Higher Education Institutions HEI s, Southern African Development Community SADC, New Partnership for Africa s Development NEPAD, University of Stellenbosch


File Size:84 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this chapter was granted by the publisher.
Date Added:04 June 2008


Mavhungu, K. (2003). Internationalisation of a South African university within the African continent: the case of Stellenbosch University, In J. van der Elst & CC. Wolhuter (eds) Internationalization and human resource development in the African Union: challenges for the tertiary education sector North-West Univerisity, North West Province, South Africa:PUKKE Publications, 65-78

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