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SARUA Annual Reports

Annual Report 2017
 

The Southern African Regional Universities Association(SARUA) is a membership-based association of Vice-Chancellors of public and private universities in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).


Annual Report 2016
  SARUA developed a new three-year strategy for 2017-2020, focused on Capacity Development for LEADERSHIP and QUALITY, adopted by its Executive Committee and members at a Triennial General Meeting (TGM) in September 2016. A new Executive Committee was elected for the three-year period.

Annual Report 2015
  SARUA was requested to facilitate training on innovative management approaches in higher education teaching and learning, while others called for universities with well-established policies around online teaching to share their expertise.

Annual Report 2014
  The 2014 financial year marked the first year of activities exclusively under a membership funded model. This year focused primarily on developing a reliable data base on reputable and registered public and private universities, the ministries and the accreditation bodies that govern Higher Education in the SADC countries for quality purposes in a context of unreliable data.

Annual Report 2013
  From a blank slate, SARUA can claim to have achieved a proud and outstanding record of its outputs which comprise a sound regional higher education knowledge base, leadership dialogues, programmes, networks, publications and advocacy policy documents.

Annual Report 2012
 

Founded in 2005, SARUA is a membership-based organisation which is open to all the public universities of the 15 countries that make up the Southern African Development Community (SADC). SARUA currently has 57 members.

SARUA was established to assist in the revitalisation and development of the leadership and institutions of higher education in the southern African region, thus enabling the regional higher education sector to meaningfully respond to the developmental challenges facing the region.
 


Annual Report 2011
 

SARUA entered its fifth year of operation in 2011 as a strong organisation with a global and continental profile and with partnerships and opportunities on the rise. It was another busy and productive year, with increasing engagement and a growing membership.

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Annual Report 2010
 

SARUA is a young organisation at the cutting edge of higher education developments in the Southern African region. With its exciting programme in 2010 SARUA continued to build its profile amongst member universities in the region, and to develop its voice as a representative association for universities in Southern Africa.


Annual Report 2009
 

2009 marked a significant milestone for SARUA, being the third and final year of the initial three year core funding granted to Association by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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.

 

Annual Report 2007
 

SARUA can be said to have come of age in 2007, in the sense of truly gaining its independence as a stand-alone organization with human, financial and physical resources that are now solely dedicated to the mission and objectives of its founding members.


Higher Education in the SADC region

Higher Education in SADC: A New Focus (Piyushi Kotecha)
 
After three decades of attrition and neglect, higher education in southern Africa, and in the sub-Saharan region, is on the move. The last few years have seen encouraging stirrings of new life, along with a growing awareness of the importance of effective higher education in the fortunes of developing nations and regions.
 

SADC must grow student numbers
 

Without long-term planning and aggressive policy interventions, the tertiary education participation rate in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is unlikely to keep up with the demand from the region's 276-million strong -- and still growing -- population, let alone match the progress of regions such as East Asia and the Pacific, or average participation rates in the rest o


Deepening Research Capacity and Collaboration across Universities in SADC: A Southern African Universities Regional Research and Development Fund
 

In this document the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) proposes the establishment of a University Research and Development (R&D) fund to support collaborative projects in the region. The results of a background study to define the policy context, the objectives and the potential uptake of the proposed funding instrument are described.


SARUA Handbook 2009 - A Guide to the Public Universities of Southern Africa
 

The SARUA Handbook 2009 is the first attempt ever made to present in one publication information regarding all state-funded public universities in Southern Africa.


Mainstreaming Higher Education in National and Regional Development in Southern Africa
 

The focus of the study has been to establish a situational analysis of higher education, national governments, and international aid agencies, in relation to the socio-economic development so sorely needed in the SADC region. If higher education and development efforts are now seen as inextricably interdependent, what is happening to effect the necessary linkages on the ground?


Opening Access to Knowledge in Southern African Universities
 

Many of the restrictions on access to knowledge in Africa, but particularly in the Southern Africa Region,revolve around restrictive copyright practices and regulations, a lack of access to Internet-based technologies, out-dated paradigms for knowledge collection and dissemination, and the lack of creative and effective government supported enabling environments within higher education to match


Vol 3, No 2 (2012): Building Higher Education Scenarios 2025: A Strategic Agenda For Development In SADC
 

This publication is an outcome of a strategic conversation about the future of higher education in the region. It is intended to serve as an input into the process of defining a future vision for its development. It reports on two interesting developments flowing from the scenario-building workshop.


Vol 3, No 1 (2011): Building Regional Higher Education Capacity Through Academic Mobilty
 

Academic mobility has increased significantly over the last two decades due largely to the process of higher education internationalisation. This internationalisation of higher education in its many facets, driven by the forces of globalisation, liberalisation, commercialisation and massification, provides the context and shapes the nature and form that academic mobility takes.


Vol 4, No 1 (2012): Doctoral Education Renewing the Academy
 

In March 2012, the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) held a two-part dialogue at the University of Johannesburg on the critical subject of building the capacity of higher education to enhance regional development in Southern Africa.


A Profile of Higher Education in Southern Africa Volume 2: National Perspectives
 

A wealth of quantitative and qualitative data has been assembled in these SADC country profiles and there is much to digest. However, four main observations arise from this compendium.


A Profile Of Higher Education In Southern Africa Volume 1: A Regional Perspective
 

This publication makes a significant contribution to the knowledge base on higher education in the SADC region and is most timeous. Its value is multi-fold. In June 2012, SADC ministers of higher education endorsed the development of a regional plan of action.


Perspectives on Regional Identity and the role of Higher Education in Southern Africa
 

Regional integration has been an important aspect of economic, social and political development in Europe, Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the Arab world. Over the last two decades in Southern Africa, however, integration has been viewed primarily in terms of economic and trade integration.


Leadership Dialogue Series

HIV & AIDS An Action Guide for Higher Education Institutions in the SADC Region
 

This is intended to serve as a concise planning tool to help identify best practice and the minimum level of services and activities that should be present in all institutions, as well as to provide links to the wealth of information and service providers available on the topic. The Guide will be published and distributed, along with the S&T and ICT studies, in May / June 2008.


Vol 2, No 4 (2010): Climate Change, Adaptation and Higher Education - Securing our Future
 

SARUA drew together a number of leading experts within their fields from across the SADC region, to present and discuss their views with Vice Chancellors at a two day dialogue event titled ‘Climate Change, adaptation and Higher Education: Securing our future’ held from 21-22 October 2010 in Mauritius.


Vol 2, No 2 (2010): Investment in Higher Education - New Directions
 
Renewed recognition and appreciation for the contribution of Higher Education to development is evident globally, as countries and multi-lateral agencies promote increasing investment in the sector. To what extent is this trend evident in Southern African countries?What are the trends in higher education investment and what are the frameworks guiding such investments?

Vol 1, No 2 (2009): The Challenges of Regional Integration and its implications on Higher Education
  The focus of the second publication in SARUA’s Leadership Dialogue Series for 2009 is on ‘Regional Integration’, an issue that is clearly of great importance to higher education in Africa.

Vol 1, No 1 (2009): Leadership Challenges for Higher Education in Southern African
 

The Leadership Dialogue Series aims to stimulate debate on key higher education issues within the region.  Topics to be covered in this series arise out of debates held at the bi-annual Leadership Dialogue Workshops held for Vice-Chancellors of the SADC public universities.


Vol 1, No 3 (2009): Development and its implications for Higher Education in Southern Africa
 

It is hoped that this discussion document will stimulate much more than discussion. There is an urgent need in the region for action. The world is at last realising that higher education is a vital component of both economic and social development.


Vol 2, No 1 (2010): Rebuilding Higher Education in Zimbabwe - Implications for Regional Collaboration
 

 On April 2010, the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) convened a leadership dialogue workshop in response to a call from the Chair of the Zimbabwe University Vice-Chancellors’ Association for regional support in rebuilding Zimbabwe’s higher education sector.


Vol 4, No 2 (2012): Internationalisation in Higher Education perspectives from the Global South
 

Worldwide, internationalisation is recognised as having increasing sway in academia. But what does it offer the process of transforming and revitalising higher education in the SADC region? Can it foster collaboration between institutions and build the research networks urgently needed to support indigenous knowledge production?


Climate change

Climate Change Counts
 

The Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) has established a five year programme for Climate Change Capacity Development, which is endorsed by a majority of Vice Chancellors within SARUA’s 61 public university members, and is gaining support from ministries of education and the environment. The programme aims to build capacity for climate compatible development, which is emerging as a platform for significant collaboration across the academic sector.
 


SARUA Climate Change Counts Mapping Study: Zimbabwe Country Report
 

This is the Zimbabwe Country Report of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Counts mapping study. It brings together background documentation on climate change in Zimbabwe, insights into knowledge and research needs and capacity gaps (individual and institutional), a mapping of existing university roles and contributions to climate compatible development (CCD); as well as a discussion on possibilities for CCD learning pathways and future collaborative knowledge co-production and use in Zimbabwe.
 


SARUA Climate Change Counts mapping study: Zambia Country Report
 

This is the Zambia Country Report of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Counts mapping study. It brings together background documentation on climate change in Zambia, insights into knowledge and research needs and capacity gaps (individual and institutional), a mapping of existing university roles and contributions to climate compatible development (CCD); as well as a discussion on possibilities for CCD learning pathways and future collaborative knowledge co-production and use in Zambia.
 


SARUA Climate Change Counts mapping study: Tanzania Country Report
 

This is the Tanzania Country Report of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Counts mapping study.


Estudo de identificação da SARUA As Alterações Climáticas Contam: Relatório Nacional de Moçambique
 

Encontra-se aqui o Relatório Nacional de Moçambique referente ao estudo de identificação As Alterações Climáticas Contam da Associação Regional das Universidades da África Austral (SARUA).


Estudo de planificação Climate Change Counts da SARUA: Enquadramento de Co-Produção de Conhecimentos
 

 Este documento resulta de um estudo de planificação extenso que visa criar necessidades e contribuições institucionais existentes para a produção de conhecimentos sobre desenvolvimento compatível com o clima (investigação, ensino e aprendizagem, comunidade e proximidade de políticas) nos países da SADC, envolvendo principalmente as 62 universidades que fazem parte da Southern African Regional


Étude cartographique Climate Change Counts SARUA : Cadre de coproduction de connaissances
 

Le présent document est le fruit d’une vaste étude cartographique conduite pour déterminer les nécessités et contributions institutionnelles effectives dans le domaine de la production de connaissances sur le développement compatible avec le climat (recherche, enseignement et apprentissage, mobilisation communautaire et politique) dans les pays de la SADC, avec la participation, entre autres, d


SARUA Climate Change Counts mapping study: Swaziland Country Report
 

This is the Swaziland Country Report of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Counts mapping study.


Estudo de identificação As Alterações Climáticas Contam da SARUA: Relatório Nacional de Angola
 

Encontra-se aqui o Relatório Nacional de Angola referente ao estudo de identificação As Alterações Climáticas Contam da Associação Regional das Universidades da África Austral (SARUA).


SARUA Climate Change Counts Mapping Study: South Africa Country Report
 

This is the South Africa Country Report of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Counts mapping study.


SARUA Climate Change Counts Mapping Study: Volume 1 Knowledge Co-Production Framework 2014
 

This document is the result of an extensive mapping study to establish needs and existing institutional contributions to climate compatible development knowledge production (research, teaching and learning, community and policy outreach) in SADC countries, involving primarily the 62 universities that are part of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA).


SARUA Climate Change Counts mapping study: Namibia Country Report
 

This is the Namibia Country Report of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Counts mapping study.


SARUA Climate Change Counts mapping study: Seychelles Country Report
 

This is the Seychelles Country Report of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Counts mapping study.


SARUA Climate Change Counts mapping study: Mozambique Country Report
 

This is the Mozambique Country Report of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Counts mapping study.


SARUA Climate Change Counts mapping study: Mauritius Country Report
 

This is the Mauritius Country Report of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Counts mapping study.


SARUA Climate Change Counts mapping study: Malawi Country Report
 

This is the Malawi Country Report of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Counts mapping study.


SARUA Climate Change Counts Mapping Study: Botswana Country Report
 

This is the Botswana Country Report of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Counts mapping study.


SARUA Climate Change Counts Mapping Study: Angola Country Report
 

This is the Angola Country Report of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Counts mapping study. It brings together background documentation on climate change in Angola, insights into knowledge and research needs and capacity gaps (individual and institutional), a mapping of existing university roles and contributions to climate compatible development (CCD); as well as a discussion on possibilities for CCD learning pathways and future collaborative knowledge co-production and use in Angola.
 


About SARUA and the role of SARUA

Seven Years of Regional Higher Education Advancement 2006–2012
  This is a story of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) – ‘a’ story because there can never be just one way in which to relate the events, activities and processes that constitute the reality of a living organisation, any more than there can be a single biography of a human being.

SARUA Presentation to the Ministerial Summit
  The South African Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, convened an extraordinary summit of SADC Ministers of Education to discuss matters of Higher Education in the region. This summit took place in Johannesburg on 4 and 5 June 2012. SARUA was invited to present to the Ministers on its recommendations for the development of Higher Education in the region.

ICT

Vol 2, No 3 (2010): ICT Infrastructure and Connectivity: New Capacity, New Opportunities
 

Renewed recognition and appreciation for the contribution of Higher Education to development is evident globally, as countries and multi-lateral agencies promote increasing investment in the sector. To what extent is this trend evident in Southern African countries?What are the trends in higher education investment and what are the frameworks guiding such investments?