The mission of SARUA is:

“SARUA endeavours to provide a platform for regional Higher Education leadership dialogue and collaboration, thus informing a Southern African agenda for Higher Education, by:

  • Developing a regional identity for Higher Education that is representative of the diversity of the region
  • Convening strategic fora to enhance collaboration, linkages and partnerships across the sector
  • Identifying key areas for strategic research and analysis
  • Enhancing the knowledge and capacity of Higher Education leadership
  • Acting as a respected voice (and advocate) to speak on behalf of the Higher Education sector in the region.
thereby feeding (informing) a south-south Higher Education agenda and, in so doing, making a significant contribution to national and regional development”.