SARUA’s aim is thus to strengthen the leadership and institutions of higher education in the southern African region
SARUA Annual Report 2008
Whilst SARUA’s focus in its first year of operations was on establishing the organization in terms of its staff, its operating systems, and its relationships with its members and key regional players, the second year has been very much about building its knowledge base of Higher Education in the region.
A total of seven studies were commissioned and completed during the year, leading to the publication of the “SARUA Study Series 2008” in early 2009. Many of these studies were “groundbreaking” in the sense that no one organization had ever previously attempted to gather data, for regional comparative purposes, on such a range of regional higher education issues.